‘Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara’ Review – An “Engaging” And “Rage” Filled Drama

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Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara - Anna Camerlingo, Cohen Media Group
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Directed by Marco Bellocchio, “Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara” is based on a true story on how seven-year-old Edgardo is taken from his Jewish family by the Pope’s soldiers. Set in 1858, Edgardo is secretly baptized by his nurse and is converted to Catholicism.

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The narrative also centers on Edgardo’s parents’ attempts to get their son back. Support from the international Jewish community and public opinion is on their side. But will the overwhelming power of the Church and the Pope win out and keep Edgardo Mortara raised in the Catholic faith?

Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara – Photo – Anna Camerlingo / Cohen Media Group

Filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has been directing features since the early 1960, and his movies include “Devil in the Flesh,” “The Butterfly’s Dream” and “Blood of My Blood.”

Check out our review of Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara on CinemAddicts:

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“Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara” is currently playing in New York (at Lincoln Center and Quad Cinemas 4). On Friday, it has a more expansive rollout in several cities (including Los Angeles and Chicago). Check out Cohen Media Group’s website for its official release dates and if it is playing in your area.

Check out our review of “Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara” on YouTube. Co-host Eric Holmes was filled with “rage” while watching the movie. Both Bruce and Eric loved the film: