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I'm Not Scared (2003)

Io non ho paura (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 7 May 2004 (USA)
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

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Cast

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Anna
Dino Abbrescia ...
Pino
Giorgio Careccia ...
Felice
Riccardo Zinna ...
Pietro
Michele Vasca ...
Candela
Susi Sánchez ...
Filippo's mother (as Susy Sánchez)
Antonella Stefanucci ...
Assunta
Diego Abatantuono ...
Sergio
Giuseppe Cristiano ...
Michele
Mattia Di Pierro ...
Filippo
Adriana Conserva ...
Barbara
Fabio Tetta ...
Teschio
Giulia Matturro ...
Maria
Stefano Biase ...
Salvatore
Fabio Antonacci ...
Remo
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Storyline

While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the beans to his closest friend. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$643,713 (Italy) (21 March 2003)

Gross:

$1,615,118 (USA) (27 August 2004)
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As the film is mainly told from a child's point of view, director Gabriele Salvatores instructed his director of photography Italo Petriccione to shoot most of the film at a child's height. See more »

Goofs

When Michele is getting ready to leave Filippo after giving him the bread, the rope going into the hole disappears quickly for one shot and then reappears for the rest of the scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2004) See more »

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Lugano addio
Written by Ivan Graziani
Performed by Ivan Graziani
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Original and Sensitive Story of Innocence and Compassion – An Unforgettable Gem
3 January 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the field in the country of Italy, the ten years old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) accidentally finds a weird boy in a hole in an abandoned farmhouse. He gives water and feeds the boy; he finds his name, Fillipo (Mattia Di Pierro), they are of the same age and Michele becomes his friend. In his innocence, Michele finds the nasty secret hidden by his family about Fillipo.

"Io non ho Paura" was a great surprise for me. I have just watched this movie and I did not have any information about this original and sensitive low paced story of innocence and compassion. The screenplay is perfect, developing the characters and disclosing the secrets through the innocent eyes of a ten years old boy, having a sensational plot point, in a wonderful landscape and a very sentimental soundtrack. The direction and the cinematography are remarkable, and when Michele rides his bicycle at night, we can see the night creatures in the fields. The performances of Giuseppe Cristiano, in a beautiful and morally strong character, and Mattia Di Pierro, in the role of a defenseless victim, are awesome. This awarded "Io non ho Paura" is an unforgettable gem to be discovered by lovers of a great cinema. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Eu Não Tenho Medo" ("I Have No Fear")


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