A Children’s Story - Italy



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A Children’s Story (Certi bambini, 2004)

Director: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi
Cast: Gianluca Di Gennaro, Carmine Recano, Arturo Paglia, Sergio Solli
Genre: Drama, crime


These are Europe’s toughest streets, full of corruption, drugs, abuses, murders, and within them a boy struggles with life. Eurochannel presents the gripping and entertaining Italian drama A Children’s Story, winner of the Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the 2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

A Children’s Story focuses on the life of an 11-year-old boy growing up in an environment of poverty and crime in Naples. He is Rosario - portrayed by Gianluca Di Gennaro in a jaw-dropping performance – and lives with his grandmother. A change in his life is about to happen: he takes the plunge from petty crime to become a junior hit man for the mob.

Directed by Andrea and Antonio Frazzi, A Children’s Story reflects on “the everyday tragic life of a child who has to live in a big city. Rosario is the product of this modus vivendi: He can either commit crimes or good deeds, he can either kill or help people, he can either steal or give away everything he has," as the filmmakers describe it.

Eurochannel invites you to enjoy this fascinating film that bears cruel witness to how easy it is for a troubled child to get mixed up in Naples’ Camorra.    


An Italian film that focuses on the life of Rosario (Gianluca Di Gennaro), an eleven-year-old boy growing up in an environment of poverty and crime in Naples. While his grandmother lies in bed sick, he becomes involved with the Neapolitan camorra as a junior hit man.

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