The Stolen Children

The Stolen Children
Directed by Gianni Amelio
Produced by Angelo Rizzoli Jr
Written by Gianni Amelio
Sandro Petraglia
Stefano Rulli
Giorgia Cecere
  • Enrico Lo Verso
  • Valentina Scalici
  • Giuseppe Ieracitano
  • Florence Darel
  • Marina Golovine
Music by Franco Piersanti
Cinematography Tonino Nardi
Renato Tafuri
Edited by Simona Paggi
Distributed by The Samuel Goldwyn Company in USA, 1993
Release dates
  • 10 April 1992 (1992-04-10)
Running time
114 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Stolen Children (Italian: Il ladro di bambini) is a 1992 Italian film directed by Gianni Amelio. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


A policeman bonds with two children as he escorts them to an orphanage.



See also


  1. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. "Foreign Oscar entries submitted". Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. "Festival de Cannes: The Stolen Children". Retrieved 2009-08-14.
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