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Marco Bellochio returns with KIDNAPPED at Lumiere Cinema



Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

June 22-27, 2024


The veteran Italian filmmaker takes on the mind-boggling true story of a young jewish boy kidnapped by the papacy, and signs one his most powerful films. Available from June 22 at Lumiere Cinema.

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… DCP, Italy/France/Germany, 2023, Drama/History, 125 mins, Italian, Hebrew, Latin with English subtitles.

Directed and co-written by: Marco Bellochio
With: Enea Sala, Leonardo Maltese, Paolo Pierobon

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