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The Bad Child (2013)

Il bambino cattivo (original title)
Brando is an 11-year-old boy whose family has just moved to a new home in Rome. His parents, both university professors, are estranged and Brando is exploited by both parents as they are ... See full summary »

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Pupi Avati

Writers:

Pupi Avati (story), Tommaso Avati (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonardo Della Bianca ... Brando
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Michele
Donatella Finocchiaro ... Flora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabella Aldovini Isabella Aldovini ... Laura
Fabrizio Amicucci Fabrizio Amicucci ... Carabiniere
Mia Benedetta ... Marcella
Erika Blanc ... Giuditta
Rita Carlini Rita Carlini ... Suntina
Bob Messini Bob Messini ... avvocato Alioti
Patrizia Pellegrino Patrizia Pellegrino ... Novella
Pino Quartullo Pino Quartullo ... Stefano
Chiara Sani Chiara Sani ... La professoressa di lettere
Eleonora Sergio Eleonora Sergio ... Lilletta
Corrado Solari ... Negoziante ciclomotori
Mariella Valentini Mariella Valentini ... Bartocci
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Brando is an 11-year-old boy whose family has just moved to a new home in Rome. His parents, both university professors, are estranged and Brando is exploited by both parents as they are involved in quarrels and recriminations with each other. His mother, Flora, suffers from depression. Michele, his father, is immature and absent. The situation becomes more complicated when Michele begins dating Lisetta, a girl he has known for years. Brando is asked to be complicit (to accept and manage that betrayal), which makes him very uncomfortable. When Michele finally leaves the house, Flora attempts suicide and never recovers from her psychosis. Brando then begins his most difficult period. In the past he was sent to his paternal grandmother who, despite her enormous affection for Brando, is no longer able to take care of him. Eventually, Brando is declared legally abandoned and is given to a family house (an orphanage). Michele accepts the court's decision. His reasons being that firstly, he...

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Official Sites:

Rai Fiction [Italy]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 November 2013 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bad Child See more »

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Duea Film, Rai Fiction See more »
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