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L’enlèvementRapito

Please note that this event is now archived.
Fiction

Sessions

Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 15:30 La Maison du Cinéma
Saturday, 13 April 2024 | 15:30 La Maison du Cinéma

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 …

Official Selection – César – 2024
Official Selection – Festival de Cannes – 2023
Official Selection – Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal – 2023

Presented in collaboration with the Institut culturel italien de Montréal

Director

Marco Bellocchio

Screenplay

Marco Bellocchio

Country

Italy, France and Germany

Year

2023

Duration

2h14

Category

Fiction

Language

Italian and Hebrew, subtitled in French

Distribution

Métropole Films
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