The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara 

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The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Tony Kushner (screenplay), David I. Kertzer (based on the book by)
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Updated: 25 January 2017
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Mark Rylance ... Pope Pius IX
Isaac Eshete ... Antoine Freelance
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The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification. Written by LV Agorist

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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Filming Locations:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »

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2.35 : 1
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This is the fourth collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance after Bridge of Spies (2015) The BFG (2016) , and Ready Player One (2018) See more »

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