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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1977 - 30 July. 7 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1977

In a district of far west infested with redskins and bandits, the order is reported by a group of children who improvise cowboy and who undertake all the stereotypes of films of this genre: fistfights, shootings, assault on the train. The hostage to which the title refers is the dog of a girl kidnapped by Billy the liar, who will eventually be captured by the kids and punished with whips.

Original Title L'OSTAGGIO
Italian Title L'OSTAGGIO
Category Official Competition
Festival Awards Special Prize (1977)
Section Official Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 85'
Production Year 1975
Nationality Italy
Directed by Luigi Valanzano
Screenplay Luigi Valanzano
Music Alessandro Blonksteiner
Main cast Aldo Ballanti, Tony Biccari, Marco Mirabella, Annarita D'Orazio, Simona Pittaro


Luigi Valanzano is an actor and director, known for L'ostaggio (1975), Il medico della mutua (1968) and Un giorno, una vita (1970).