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The Boy from Calabria

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Original title
Un ragazzo di Calabria
Running time
106 min.
Italy Italy
Ugo Pirro, Luigi Comencini, Francesca Comencini
Antonio Vivaldi
Franco Di Giacomo
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Co-production Italy-France; Canal+ Productions / Carthago Films S.a.r.l / General Image / Italian International Film / Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) / U.P. Schermo Video
Drama | Sports. Athletics
Synopsis / Plot
A BOY FROM CALABRIA is the story of 13-year-old Mimi (Santo Polimeno), who achieves earthly ecstasy whenever he is running... and always in bare feet, like his hero, the Ethiopian Abebe Bikila, who won the Olympic marathon in 1960, when this story is set. Mimi's own ambition is to participate in the youth race in Rome, despite the firm opposition of his gruff and slightly insane father who thinks running at all is a time-waster and beats his son to prove the point.
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