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Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

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The story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Jewish boy living in Bologna, Italy, who in 1858, after being secretly baptized, was forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son became part of a larger political battle that pitted the papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Movie Info

Rated: NR
Runtime: 2 hr 14 min
Cast: Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi
Genre: Historical Drama

Synopsis

The story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Jewish boy living in Bologna, Italy, who in 1858, after being secretly baptized, was forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son became part of a larger political battle that pitted the papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.