Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara


Synopsis

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 …

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, June 14, 2024
Original Languages: Italian

Running Time: 134
Year: 2023

CREDITS

CAST
Enea Sala
Leonardo Maltese
Fausto Russo Alesi
Barbara Ronchi
Paolo Pierobon
DIRECTED BY
Marco Bellocchio

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PHOTOS

Centre L to R: Barbara Ronchi and Enea Sala in KIDNAPPED, courtesy of Mongrel Media
L to R: Barbara Ronchi and Enea Sala in KIDNAPPED, courtesy of Mongrel Media
Leonardo Maltese in KIDNAPPED, courtesy of Mongrel Media
director Marco Bellocchio of KIDNAPPED, photo by Anna Camerlingo
Fausto Russo Alesi in KIDNAPPED, courtesy of Mongrel Media
Centre L to R: Paolo Pierobon and Enea Sala in KIDNAPPED, courtesy of Mongrel Media