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The film follows the true story of how a six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, was taken by the Catholic Church following claims that he was baptized by the family’s maid as a baby. While the distraught Mortara family fight to get him back, they find themselves at the epicentre of a wider historical battle between the forces of Catholic authoritarianism and the growing opposition movement.

Genre: Drama

Production Details

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi

Technical details

Length: 125 minutes
Language: Italian / Hebrew / Latin
Certificate: 12a
Format: DCP


Date: 26th April 2024