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Acla’s Descent into Floristella

Acla’s Descent into Floristella

Sep. 10, 1992Italy86 Min.Not Rated
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Synopsis

Set in Sicily in the 1930’s, Aurelio Grimaldi’s feature debut chronicles the harsh story of twelve-year-old boy, Aclà, sold into slavery by his destitute parents to work in the underground Floristella sulfur mines. Overworked and underfed, Aclà toils from Monday to Saturday in the steamy, candle-lit labyrinths. Repeatedly beaten and abused by his “owner” and with constant threats of being raped, Aclà plots his escape to the sea…

Acla’s Descent into Floristella
Original title La discesa di Aclà a Floristella
IMDb Rating 7.2 393 votes
TMDb Rating 7 8 votes

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Cast

Francesco Cusimano isAclà Rizzuto
Aclà Rizzuto
Luigi Maria Burruano isAclà's father
Aclà's father
Lucia Sardo isAclà's mother
Aclà's mother
Giuseppe Calcagno isMaurizio Rizzuto
Maurizio Rizzuto
Giuseppe Cusimano isMaurizio Rizzuto
Maurizio Rizzuto
Rita Barbanera isConcetta Rizzuto
Concetta Rizzuto
Salvatore Scianna isCalogero Rizzuto
Calogero Rizzuto

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