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Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

KIDNAPPED 

THE ABDUCTION OF EDGARDO MORTARA

OPENING JUNE 28th!

2023 PALME D'OR NOMINATED

In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope's soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year-old son. The child had been secretly baptized by his nurse as a baby and the papal law is unquestionable: he must receive a Catholic education. Edgardo's parents, distraught, will do anything to get their son back. Supported by public opinion and the international Jewish community, the Mortaras' struggle quickly take a political dimension. But the Church and the Pope will not agree to return the child, to consolidate an increasingly wavering power.

KIDNAPPED - FILM REVIEWS

★★★★★

"Kidnapped is an expertly paced, gorgeously shot and evocative true story of faith, family, and the power of people coming together to right deeply ingrained wrongs."

- BARRY LEVITT, EMPIRE (FULL REVIEW HERE)

"(Edgardo Mortara's) tortuous journey gets the respect it deserves in this sensitive and beautifully realized drama."

- KYLE SMITH, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (FULL REVIEW HERE)

 

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Directed by: 
Marco Bellocchio
Running Time: 
134min
Country(ies): 
Italy, France, Germany
Year: 
2023
Language: 
Italian
Starring: 
Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi
Screenplay by: 
Marco Bellocchio, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Barbara Ronchi
Rated: 
PG

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