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Kidnapped, an exclusive preview clip from a film by Marco Bellocchio in competition at the Cannes Film Festival

Kidnapped, an exclusive preview clip from a film by Marco Bellocchio in competition at the Cannes Film Festival

We show you an exclusive preview of an official clip of Rapito, the long-awaited new film by Marco Bellocchio dedicated to the real-life figure of Edgardo Mortara. The feature film, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, will be in cinemas from May 25 with 01 Distribution.

We present you exclusive preview a official clip Of Kidnappedthe new work of Mark Bellocchiocompeting in the Cannes Film Festival and out in theaters on May 25. The film is the reconstruction of a true story in theItaly of the 1800sfocused on Jewish child Edgardo Mortarastolen from his family by the Papal State. Among the interpreters the little Enea Sala, Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi, Leonardo Maltese, Filippo Timi, Fabrizio Gifuni and Paolo Calabresi.

Kidnapped, the story of the new film by Marco Bellocchio

After signing the remarkable and valuable experience of Night exteriordirector Mark Bellocchio back to reflect on the story with Kidnapped. The film reconstructs what happened to Edgardo Mortaraborn in Bologna in 1851. By Jewish familyfu secretly baptized by autonomous decision of the maid, who was afraid she might die. When, by an unfortunate accident, the matter reached the ears of the inquisitor of Bologna, Father Pier Feletti, Edgardo was taken in 1858 to be brought up in a Catholic boarding school. To his parents it was parental authority denied: a law of the Papal States in fact forbade a family of another faith the possibility of raise a Christian. The protests from father to mother were useless, and the case caused such a sensation that it was even discussed abroad. Bellocchio’s work starts from a free adaptation of “The Mortar case“, investigative book by Daniele Scalise. The screenplay is written by Bellocchio himself, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Edoardo Albinati and Daniela Ceselli.

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