Chapter 14 Il Ladro di Bambini


Il Ladro di Bambini was a $2 million picture that appealed to the same socially concerned Italian audience that made such a success of Mery per Sempre.

The inherent risks of the production were slight. More than 40% of the budget was covered by a television pre-sale to RAI, 20% was covered by loans from Eurimages and a further 14% was covered by a minimum guarantee from sales agency Sacis. This left just 24% to be found by the co-producing partners, Arena Film (France), Erre Produzioni (Italy) and Vega Films (Switzerland), whose investments were set against distribution rights in their respective territories. Furthermore, the director, Gianni Amelio, could guarantee strong public interest following the success ...

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