In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year old son. The child had been secretly baptized by his nurse as a baby and the papal law is unquestionable: he must receive a Catholic education. Edgardo’s parents, distraught, will do anything to get their son back. Supported by public opinion and the international Jewish community, the Mortaras’ struggle quickly take a political dimension. But the Church and the Pope will not agree to return the child, to consolidate an increasingly wavering power …

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Italian

Durée: 134
Année: 2023


Enea Sala
Leonardo Maltese
Fausto Russo Alesi
Barbara Ronchi
Paolo Pierobon
Un film de
Marco Bellocchio