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The Flight of the Innocent Details


Originally titled La Corsa Dell'Innocente, this Italian drama focuses on that country's ongoing wave of kidnappings. The early scenes focus on a large, outwardly normal Italian family who happen to make their living by abducting wealthy children and holding them for ransom. When the family is wiped out by a rival gang, only 10-year-old Vito (Manuel Coalo) survives. Any other child would go to the police at this point, but Vito has been raised never to trust the police -- or anyone else, for that matter. There is an abundance of dramatic irony in store for the audience when the fleeing Vito is sheltered by the affluent Rienzi family, whose own child has recently been kidnapped. It soon becomes clear that Vito is simply not cut from his family's criminal cloth, and the decisions he makes show a clear sense of ethics and a determination to set right the vicious actions of his family. This marvelously multitextured film represented the directorial debut of Carlo Carlei. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Manuel Colao
as Vito
Federico Pacifici
as Scarface
Nicola di Pinto
as Questor
Francesca Neri
as Marta Rienzi
Jacques Perrin
as Davide Rienzi
Sal Borgese
as Vito's Father
Lucio Zagaria
Anita Zagaria
as Vito's Mother
Gianfranco Barra
as Porter
Severino Saltarelli
as Scarface's Driver
Paolo Fiorino
Alberto Capone
Beppe Chierici
as Don Silvio
Beatrice Kruger
Cesare Barbetti
as Davide Rienzi
Anna Lelio
as Vito's Grandmother


Carlo Carlei
Domenico Procacci
Franco Cristaldi
Carlo Carlei
Gualtiero Rosella
Raffaele Mertes
Carlo Siliotto
Composer (Music Score)
Carlo Fontana
Claudio di Mauro
Vincenzo Cerami
Production Designer
Massimo Cristaldi
Executive Producer
Mariolina Bono
Costume Designer