Stolen Children (Il Ladro di bambini)
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Stolen Children (Il Ladro di bambini)
A self-described son of neorealism, director Gianni Amelio utilized non-professional actors, authentic locations, and unadorned filmmaking techniques to create this honest, uncompromising look at modern Italy and its faltering human relations. Il Ladro di Bambini (The Stolen Children) begins in Milan, where Sicilian siblings Rosetta (Valentina Scalici), 11, and Luciano (Giuseppe Ieracitano), nine, live with their destitute mother. The woman regularly prostitutes Rosetta and is arrested; her children are immediately made wards of the court. Carabiniere Antonio Criaco (Enrico Lo Verso) is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here is a movie with the spontaneity of life; watching it is like living it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A sublime movie in the neorealist tradition, in which man helps two damaged children discover, for a few days, the childhood that has been denied them."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
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