While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the beans to his closest friend. - IMDb
I have to say that this is not a film I would recommend to anyone who expects either a gripping tale or notable acting. But then it is Italian, and very few Italian film-makers have managed to produce something worthy of note. Although it is fairly interesting in terms of its sinister and disturbing plot, it lacks the sparkle one would expect from other films of a similar nature. The children cannot be faulted as far as their acting is concerned, but what is annoyingly bizarre is that the eventual hero: a ten year old boy who discovers a kidnap victim of similar age, does not seem to comprehend the gravity of the situation, regarding it almost as par for the course of rural Italian life. Quite frankly, the film defies logic, plus what can only be described as a senseless inclusion of wild animals and birds, as found in any Tarzan film, and quite likely used as padding for an otherwise lacklustre film.
Peter Pan is alive and well, but which Peter Pan, I hear you ask?