The Little Martyr

  • 1943
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Originally released in Italy in 1943, THE LITTLE MARTYR tells the moving story of a dejected five-year-old boy, De Ambrosis, who must cope with his mother's affair. The sensitive and insightful child tries to put a stop to his mother's flings, hoping to protect his father. He is sent away to a private school, after which his father commits suicide. The...read more

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Originally released in Italy in 1943, THE LITTLE MARTYR tells the moving story of a dejected five-year-old boy, De Ambrosis, who must cope with his mother's affair. The sensitive and insightful child tries to put a stop to his mother's flings, hoping to protect his father. He is sent away

to a private school, after which his father commits suicide. The boy, aware that his mother is responsible, turns his back on her. An emotional picture, this was one of the forerunners of Italy's neorealist movement, coscripted by that period's finest writer, Cesare Zavattini, in another of his

collaborations with the great director Vittorio De Sica (BICYCLE THIEF; UMBERTO D). (In Italian; English subtitles.)

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  • Review: Originally released in Italy in 1943, THE LITTLE MARTYR tells the moving story of a dejected five-year-old boy, De Ambrosis, who must cope with his mother's affair. The sensitive and insightful child tries to put a stop to his mother's flings, hoping to pr… (more)

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