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The Stolen Children

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Original title
Il ladro di bambini
Running time
116 min.
Italy Italy
Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
Franco Piersanti
Tonino Nardi, Renato Tafuri
Co-production Italy-France-Switzerland; Erre Produzioni, Alia Film, Arena Films, Vega Film
Drama | Road Movie. Family Relationships. Childhood. Prostitution
Synopsis / Plot
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the relation between Antonio and the children is tough, but it relaxes so they become temporary friends.
1992: Cannes: Grand Prize of the Jury & Jury Prize Ecuménico
1992: European Film Awards: Best European Movie
1991: David di Donatello Awards: 5 awards, including Best Film. 11 nominations
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