Hidden Children (La fuga degli innocenti) 20 years old

This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June 17, 1942, the children spent several adventurous months in Slovenia, caught up in the ongoing fight between the partisans and the Italian army. In April 1943, another 33 children, some from the Balkans, others from France, joined the original group. All were orphans who had lost their parents in concentration camps and had subsequently been smuggled out of Germany by Recha Freier, a well-known Zionist. The group ranged in age from six to twenty one and settled in at Villa Emma with their chaperones and teachers, Josef Indig, Marco Schoky and the pianist Boris Jochverdson.


Hidden Children Cast

Name Character
Max von Sydow He was 75, 90 years old when he died as Valobra
Ennio Fantastichini He was 49, 63 years old when he died as Marco Shocky
Jasmine Trinca She was 23, now 43 years old as Tilla Nagler
Toni Bertorelli He was 54, now 74 years old as Mortara
Ana Caterina Morariu She was 23, now 43 years old as Shosha
Ken Duken He was 25, now 45 years old as Joseph Indig
Eliana Miglio She was 38, now 58 years old as Helene

Hidden Children Crew

Name Department
Angelo Pasquini as Writer. He was 56 (now 76) years old Writing
Leone Pompucci as Director. He was 42 (now 62) years old Directing
Alessandro Sermoneta as Writer. Writing
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Hidden Children (20 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, January 01, 2004
  • Runtime: 116 minutes