The Italian

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  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 7.5  (3,166)
  • 74

The Italian is a Russian drama based on a true story that centers on 6-year-old Vanya Solntsev's determined search to find his birth mother. He lives in a squalid orphanage operated by an alcoholic, hoping against hope to be adopted. But when a wealthy couple from Italy shows up one day at the orphanage and expresses a desire to have him become their son, other jealous orphans start to tease Vanya by calling him The Italian. But Vanya has long dreamed of knowing the real mother who gave him up for adoption. He manages to steal his background file from the orphanage office, and sets off on a quest to discover the truth. As he makes his way to the town where he was born, Vanya is pursued by the woman who arranged for the Italian couple to adopt him, along with her henchman and driver named Grisha. With this pair hot on his trail, Vanya manages to elude them long enough to find out his birth mother's address. But Vanya's long hoped for reunion with his mother is threatened when Grisha finally catches up with the boy.

The Italian
The Italian
The Italian

Trailer - 1 min 36 sec

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The Italian is a Russian drama based on a true story that centers on 6-year-old Vanya Solntsev's determined search to find his birth mother. He lives in a squalid orphanage operated by an alcoholic, hoping against hope to be adopted. But when a wealthy couple from Italy shows up one day at the orphanage and expresses a desire to have him become their son, other jealous orphans start to tease Vanya by calling him The Italian. But Vanya has long dreamed of knowing the real mother who gave him up for adoption. He manages to steal his background file from the orphanage office, and sets off on a quest to discover the truth.

As he makes his way to the town where he was born, Vanya is pursued by the woman who arranged for the Italian couple to adopt him, along with her henchman and driver named Grisha. With this pair hot on his trail, Vanya manages to elude them long enough to find out his birth mother's address. But Vanya's long hoped for reunion with his mother is threatened when Grisha finally catches up with the boy.

The Italian is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 74.

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  • Release Date
    2005
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (3,166)
  • Metascore
    74