RAPITO

(KIDNAPPED)
Marco BELLOCCHIO
  • In Competition
  • Feature Films

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…

Directed by : Marco BELLOCCHIO
Year of production: 2023
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 125

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  • AD VITAM PRODUCTION France

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  • ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA France

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  • THE MATCH FACTORY Germany

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