Umberto D.

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Italy | 1952 | 88 minutes | Vittorio De Sica

This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto struggles to maintain his dignity in a city where human kindness seems to have been swallowed up by the forces of modernization. His simple quest to satisfy his basic needs -food, shelter, companionship- makes for one of the most heartbreaking stories ever filmed, and an essential classic of world cinema.

Screening as part of Cinema Italian Style.

  • Director: Vittorio De Sica
  • Principal Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Memmo Carotenuto
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 1952
  • Running Time: 88 minutes
  • Producer: Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica, Angelo Rizzoli
  • Screenplay: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica
  • Cinematographers: Aldo Graziati
  • Editors: Eraldo Da Roma
  • Music: Alessandro Cicognini
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Voyage (1974); The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970); A Place For Lovers (1968); Marriage Italian Style (1964); Two Women (1960); Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Janus Films
  • International Sales: Intramovies