Time Out says

Offering panoramas of Naples, effective performances, traces of Pasolini-like realism and occasional flashes of poignancy, this tale of the friendship that develops between an angst-ridden cop and an orphan girl being brought up by the nuns is nevertheless too sentimental and emotionally self-conscious to satisfy. Giuliano is good as the girl, capturing her blend of saintliness, resourcefulness and idiosyncratic morality, as she assiduously collects money for the convent while pocketing a percentage for her own good works. It's the cop's job to prevail upon her to identify the man who raped her. Their link is the cop's old girlfriend, who runs a café, a regular stop-off point for the girl. In the process, the film takes an askance look at an outsider Italian family.


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Wilma Labate
Sandro Petraglia, Wilma Labate
Claudio Amendola
Domenica Giuliano
Valerio Binasco
Peppe Servillo
Rosalinda Celentano
Annabella Sciorra
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