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WHAT WE THINK:
– Yes! You know what it means!
JUST A FEW WORDS:
What an absolutely incredible film. We are still moved thinking about a few scenes in this film. It broke our heart. We are not sure we can ever watch this again. And, no, I can’t write anything else…I am gonna have to go and hide in a cabinet and cry for the rest of the day…
As usual, De Sica’s touch.
Everything in this film is so powerful.
Honestly? Just watch it and you tell us! But if you find anything be aware that you might not have a heart!
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Umberto D. (1952)
Drama | 89min | 29 September 1952 (Uruguay)
Director:Vittorio De SicaWriter:Cesare ZavattiniStars:Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina GennariSummary: Umberto Ferrari, aged government-pensioner, attends a street demonstration held by his fellow pensioners. The police dispense the crowd and Umberto returns to his cheap furnished room which he shares with his dog Flick. Umberto's lone friend is Maria, servant of the boarding house. She is a simple girl who is pregnant by one of two soldiers and neither will admit to being the father. When Umberto's landlady Antonia demands the rent owed her and threatens eviction if she is not paid, Umberto tries desperately to raise the money by selling his books and watch. He is too proud to beg in the streets and can not get a loan from any of his acquaintances. He contracts a sore throat, is admitted to a hospital and this puts a delay on his financial difficulty. Discharged, he finds that his dog is gone and, following a frantic search, locates him in the city dog pound. His room has been taken over by the landlady and the now-homeless Unberto determines to find a place for his beloved dog, and ...
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