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The Hidden Child Il bambino nascosto

  Roberto Andò

  Italy     110 minutes


In a working-class neighborhood in Naples, young Ciro (Giuseppe Pirozzi, Martin Eden) unwittingly witnesses a murder, making him the next target of the local crime organization. The boy finds refuge in the apartment of downstairs neighbor Gabriele (Silvio Orlando, The New Pope), an accomplished, closeted piano teacher, who keeps to himself and harbors other secrets of his own. As the search for Ciro heats up, the boy’s fierce and impetuous nature threatens to expose them both. With tensions ratcheting up, Gabriele begins to make increasingly risky decisions. Could saving the boy’s life ultimately set them both free? Based on director Roberto Ando’s (Viva La Libertad!, The Stolen Caravaggio) eponymous novel, The Hidden Child is at once a gut-wrenching thriller and an uplifting story of courage.

 Italian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 7:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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In-Theater Screening

Wed, Oct 20 @ 8:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Film Credits

  •   Angelo Barbagallo
  •   Roberto Andò, Franco Marcoaldi
  •   Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Lino Musella, Imma Villa, Salvatore Striano, Roberto Herlitzka, Tonino Taiuti, Alfonso Postiglione, Claudio Di Palma, Sergio Basile, Enzo Casertano, Francesco Di Leva, Gianfelice Imparato
  •   Bibi Film TV with RAI Cinema in co-production with Agat Films & CIE


Cultural Partners

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