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by Gianni Amelio


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.

international title: The Stolen Children
original title: Il ladro di bambini
working title: I nostri figli
country: Italy, France, Switzerland
year: 1992
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianni Amelio
film run: 114'
release date: CH 02/1992, IT 10/04/1992, FR 15/05/1992, BE 17/10/1992, DE 19/11/1992, NL 17/12/1992, SE 05/03/1993, ES 18/03/1993, FI 13/08/1993, UK 19/11/1993, DK 07/01/1994, GR 20/10/1995, CZ 24/01/2000
screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Giorgia Cecere
cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Renato Carpentieri, Vitalba Andrea, Fabio Alessandrini, Vincenzo Peluso, Massimo De Lorenzo, Lello Serao, Agostino Zumbo
cinematography by: Tonino Nardi, Renato Tafuri
film editing: Simona Paggi
art director: Andrea Crisanti
costumes designer: Gianna Gissi, Luciana Morosetti
music: Franco Piersanti
producer: Angelo Rizzoli Jr.
executive producer: Enzo Porcelli

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