The Hidden Child


Genre: Action

Synopsis: Gabriele Santoro lives in a working-class neighborhood of Naples and is a piano professor. One morning, while he is shaving, a delivery man rings the doorbell, he opens the door and, before welcoming him, runs to wash his face. In that moment, a ten-year-old boy sneaks into his apartment and hides in it. “The teacher” – as he is called in the neighborhood – will only realize it late in the evening. He will recognize the intruder, Ciro, a child who lives with his parents in the same building. When asked why he escaped, Ciro does not speak. Despite that Gabriele decides to hide him in his home, engaging in a singular and tenacious challenge to Ciro’s enemies. 

He’ll soon discover that the child is the son of a camorrist and that, as happens to those who had their childhood denied early, Ciro doesn’t know how to express his feelings. 

Silent, cultured, solitary, the piano teacher is a man of hidden, secret passions. It will be up to him to teach to this child how to control his feelings and to save him away from an already written destiny.

A risky game in which, after an initial hesitation, Gabriele Santoro throws himself unrestrainedly.

Director: Roberto Andò

Cast: Silvio Orlando, Roberta Herlitzka, Lino Musella.

Duration: 110’

Year: 2021

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Contact Info:

Margherita Zocaro — International Sales
Phone: +39 335 7557907

Nataliia Chekh
International Sales

Rai Com


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