Sardinia Kidnapped

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.[1]

Sardinia Kidnapped
Italian film poster
Directed byGianfranco Mingozzi
Produced bySilvio Clementelli
Screenplay byGianfranco Mingozzi
Ugo Pirro
StarringFranco Nero
Charlotte Rampling
Frank Wolff
Ennio Balbo
Pierluigi Aprà
Steffen Zacharias
Music byRiz Ortolani
CinematographyUgo Piccone
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Clesi Cinematographica
Distributed byEuro International Film
Release date
14 March 1968
Running time
95 minutes


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.



  1. The Mercenary (How to make a Revolution) (DVD). Planegg, Germany: Koch Media, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1970.
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