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Flight of the Innocent

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Flight of the Innocent

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Manuel Colao
director:
Carlo Carlei
author:
60267, 65375
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it a B+

Director Carlo Carlei’s jittery, restless camera seems to grab you by the lapels in Flight of the Innocent. This surprising Italian movie grippingly tells the tale of a boy (Manuel Colao) fleeing a gang of murderous kidnappers after the massacre of his family, a rival clan in the abduction business. Sometimes a little too delirious for its own good, and not always entirely believable, the movie nevertheless manufactures heart-in-the-throat excitement as it portrays the world of kidnapping-for-ransom in modern Southern Italy. What raises it above the ordinary is the consistent point of view of the child, which gives the film a heart. B+

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