The Stolen Children

Directed by
Gianni Amelio

Produced by
Angelo Rizzoli Jr

Written by
Gianni Amelio
Sandro Petraglia
Stefano Rulli
Giorgia Cecere


Enrico Lo Verso
Valentina Scalici
Giuseppe Ieracitano
Florence Darel
Marina Golovine

Music by
Franco Piersanti

Tonino Nardi
Renato Tafuri

Edited by
Simona Paggi

Distributed by
The Samuel Goldwyn Company in USA, 1993

Release date

10 April 1992 (1992-04-10)

Running time

114 minutes



The Stolen Children (Italian: Il ladro di bambini) is a 1992 Italian film directed by Gianni Amelio. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


1 Plot
2 Cast
3 Awards
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

A policeman bonds with two children as he escorts them to an orphanage.

Enrico Lo Verso – Antonio
Valentina Scalici – Rosetta
Giuseppe Ieracitano – Luciano
Florence Darel – Martine
Marina Golovine – Nathalie
Fabio Alessandrini – Grignani
Agostino Zumbo – Priest
Vitalba Andrea – Antonio’s Sister
Massimo De Lorenzo – Papaleo
Celeste Brancato – Girl at Dinner
Vincenzo Peluso – Carabiniere
Santo Santonocito – Carabiniere
Renato Carpentieri – Chief of Police
Maria Pia Di Giovanni – Mother of Rosetta and Luciano
Lello Serao – Arrested Man


1992 Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prize of the Jury, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury[3]
European Film Awards – Best Film
6 David di Donatello – Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Music, Special David for their child acting (Giuseppe Ieracitano & Valentina Scalici )
2 Nastro d’Argento – Best Director, Best Screenplay
The film was nominated for the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

See also[edit]

List of submissions to the 65th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
List of Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film


^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
^ “Foreign Oscar entries submitted”. Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
^ “Festival de Cannes: The Stolen Children”. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 

External links[edit]

Il Ladro di bambini at the Internet Movie Database


Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix


Accident (1967)