Sardinia Kidnapped (Italian: Sequestro di persona, lit. "Kidnapped"), also known as Ransom in Sardinia, Island of Crime and Unlawful Restraint, is a 1968 Italian poliziotteschi film directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi and starring Franco Nero, Charlotte Rampling and Frank Wolff.
Italian film poster
|Directed by||Gianfranco Mingozzi|
|Produced by||Silvio Clementelli|
|Screenplay by||Gianfranco Mingozzi|
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Edited by||Ruggero Mastroianni|
|Distributed by||Euro International Film|
|14 March 1968|
University student Francesco is kidnapped by bandits in Sardinia. His English tourist friend, Christina, a powerless witness to the kidnapping, rushes off to warn the family. Gavino, a childhood friend of Francesco's, advises Christina against talk to the police, but she reports the case and the police begin searching for the kidnappers. In a firefight between gangsters and police, Francesco is killed, but the bandits hide his body. Meanwhile, Francesco's father offers to sell his lands to Osilio, a wealthy landowner, to get the money needed to pay the ransom for his son. Later, Gavino lets himself be seized by the bandits, and he convinces them that their leader is betraying and exploiting them. The bandits deliver their leader to Gavino, who recognizes Osilio. For Osilio there is no way out: the two men, together with Gavino, make their own justice.