The Italian

Italianetz

Dir. Andrei Kravchuk

Russia 2002 | Colour | 99 mins

Cast: With Kolya Spiridonov, Denis Moiseen

The Italian addresses the urgent issue of illegal adoption in Russia, which has become a well-documented international crisis. The film is based on the true story of an abandoned six-year-old boy, Vanya Solntsev, who rejects adoption by an affluent Italian couple and, instead, embarks on a dangerous search for his birth mother.

Available on: DVD

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