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I'm Not Scared

Im_not_scared Trouble lurks for 10-year-old Italian boy Giuseppe Cristiano when he discovers a kidnapped boy held captive under an abandoned farmhouse in rural southern Italy during the summer of 1978. Giuseppe's naive decision to attempt to rescue the boy in spite of his parent's strange association with the kidnappers sits at the center of this problematic foreign drama from Gabriele Salvatores ("Mediterraneo" - 1991). Based on the same-tiled best-selling Italian novel by Niccolo Ammaniti, "I'm Not Scared" suffers from ill-conceived staging and sluggish pacing. The film's theme that altruism and ignorance are punished is a careless postulate drawn from a kidnapping spree in Italy during the late '70s.
Rated R. 110 mins. (C-) (Two Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on January 1, 2009 in Drama | Permalink
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