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    Added on: 17/4/2017 16:28
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    Umberto D

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 89 mins
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    Hailed by Martin Scorsese as “De Sica’s greatest achievement“, UMBERTO D surpasses even ‘Bicycle Thieves’ in many critics’ opinions - rating as one of the greatest films of all time.

    A heartfelt portrait of an impoverished retired civil servant who lives in a rented room in post-war Rome with only his beloved dog and a teenage housemaid as companions. Faced with eviction when he can’t keep up with his rent, the old man struggles to make ends meet and maintain his dignity, but his growing despair leads him to contemplate suicide.

    Written by De Sica’s long-standing collaborator Cesare Zavattini, UMBERTO D’s depiction of poverty, old age and­ loneliness – far from being a recipe for bleakness -­ is bursting with life.

    Despite international acclaim with ­Cannes and Oscar nominations, it was castigated by the Italian government for airing the country’s ‘dirty laundry’ in public. Today, though, UMBERTO D is universally considered not only as the apex of Italian Neorealism but as one of cinema’s masterpieces with a profound influence on generations of filmmakers.

    Presented in its new restored version, UMBERTO D’s life-affirming tale is as pertinent today as when it was made.

    Special Features:
    Vittorio D: A tribute to multi-awarded maestro filmmaker De Sica, a milestone of Cinema history.

    With participations from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, etc…

    Video Tracks:
    1.37:1 (OAR) colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Italian LPCM Mono

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Vittorio De Sica

    Starring:
    Carlo Battisti
    Maria Pia Casilio
    Lina Gennari
    Alberto Albani Barbieri

    Soundtrack By:
    Alessandro Cicognini

    Director of Photography:
    G.R. Aldo

    Editor:
    Eraldo Da Roma

    Production Designer:
    Virgilio Marchi

    Producer:
    Giuseppe Amato

    Distributor:
    Cult Films

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