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      Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

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      86% Tomatometer 43 Reviews 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.... Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets
      Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

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      Based on indefensible truths,Kidnapped tackles institutional abuse with cinematic pomp and political circumstance.

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      Lisa Kennedy New York Times The director, Marco Bellocchio, anchors the period with a somber visual elegance and employs surreal gestures to tease out the psychological and spiritual aspects of the tragedy. May 24, 2024 Full Review Kyle Smith Wall Street Journal [Edgardo Mortara's] tortuous journey gets the respect it deserves in this sensitive and beautifully realized drama. May 23, 2024 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) With stately restraint, Bellocchio manages to put the audience in an ever-tightening chokehold of tension and outrage. Rated: 4/5 Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue Despite some heavy-handed tendencies, the film is insightful and emotionally impactful. May 24, 2024 Full Review Mark Dujsik Mark Reviews Movies The strength of Bellocchio's film is that it sticks to the facts, elevates them by way of intentionally high melodrama ... and finds the tragic contradictions... Rated: 3/4 May 24, 2024 Full Review Nadine Whitney InSession Film A striking film about a child lost to his family and himself. Rated: B+ May 23, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      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....
      Director
      Marco Bellocchio
      Producer
      Beppe Caschetto, Simone Gattoni
      Screenwriter
      Marco Bellocchio, Susanna Nicchiarelli
      Distributor
      Cohen Media Group
      Production Co
      IBC Movie, RAI Cinema, Ad Vitam, The Match Factory, Kavac Film
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 24, 2024, Limited
      Runtime
      2h 14m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)