Flight of the Innocent

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Flight of the Innocent ★★½ 1993 (R)

The innocent 10-year-old Vito comes from a family who make their living as kidnappers. He is the only witness (and the only survivor) when his family is massacred by a rival gang. Vito flees the carnage and sets off to find his cousin who lives in Rome. But his journey truly ends when he is taken in by a wealthy industrialist family whose own son has been kidnapped. Directorial debut of Carlei who tends to rely on striking visuals rather than his characters. In Italian with English subtitles. 105m/C VHS, DVD . IT Manuel Colao, Francesca Neri, Jacques Perrin, Frederico Pacifici, Sal Borgese; D: Carlo Carlei; W: Carlo Carlei, Gualtiero Rosella.