"Angel in a Taxi"
Directed by Antonio Leonviola
A charming fable with
an ingenious premise. A sweet-faced boy named Marietto stars as a clever, mischievous
six-year-old in an orphanage who longs for a mother. "Did Jesus choose his own
mother?" he asks a nun. She replies in the affirmative--and so Marietto figures that
what was good enough for Jesus is good enough for him. Spotting Camilla, a beautiful
ballerina, in a magazine, he decides she is to be his parent and runs away to find her.
Vittorio De Sica pops up in a trio of small but important disguises: a
sympathetic policeman, a harried messenger, and a philosophical taxi driver.
Dubbed in English. 89 minutes.