Film Festival Cologne | KIDNAPPED
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KIDNAPPED

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Director: Marco Bellocchio
Feature filmI, F, D 2023125‘German subs.
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In the 19th century this case made waves all the way to the US: In 1858 Vatican soldiers  stormed the apartment of a Jewish family and kidnapped their seven-year-old son. Their justification: Allegedly little Edgardo had secretly been christened as a baby at the behest of his maid and thus now has to be raised Catholic. It’s the start of a multi-year struggle over the fate of this child, with immense political ramifications. Veteran filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has crafted a drama that strikes sparks from the clash between baroque formal film language and a secular message.

Director
Marco Bellocchio
Screenplay
Marco Bellocchio, Susanne Nicchiarelli
Producers
Beppe Caschetto, Simone Gattoni, Viola Fügen, Alexandra Henochsberg, Pierre-François Piet, Olivier Père, Michael Weber
Cinematography
Francesco Di Giacomo
Editing
Francesca Calvelli, Stefano Mariotti
Music
Fabio Massimo Capogrosso
Sound
Adriano Di Lorenzo
Production Design
Andrea Castorina
Cast
Leonardo Maltese, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi. Filippo Timi, Fabrizio Gifuni
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