Acla's Descent into Floristella
Jef Films (1992)
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IMDB   7.2
86 mins Italy / Italian
DVD  Region 1
Francesco Cusimano Aclà Rizzuto
Tony Sperandeo Caramazza
Luigi Maria Burruano Il padre di Aclà
Lucia Sardo La madre di Aclà
Giovanni Alamia Salvo
Benedetto Raneli Il prete
Giuseppe Cusimano Maurizio Rizzuto
Rita Barbanera Concetta Rizzuto
Salvatore Scianna Calogero Rizzuto
Ignazio Donato Pietro
Fransceco Cusimano
Aurelio Grimaldi
Producer Camilla Nesbitt
Pietro Valsecchi
Writer Aurelio Grimaldi

La discesa di Aclà a Floristella (1992)

Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.

Aurelio Grimaldi's feature debut chronicles the harsh story of twelve-year-old boy named 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" is a tragic and sad Italian drama with several truly horrible scenes of child abuse.It shows how cruel and abusive adult people can be in the times of extreme poverty.The performances are great and the climax is very sad.It's hard to enjoy such assault on the senses.8 sulfur mines out of 10.
Edition Details
Edition La Discesa di Aclà a Floristella
Distributor JEF Films
No. of Disks/Tapes 1