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Umberto D (20-Jan-1952)

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Writer: Cesare Zavattini

Music: Alessandro Cicognini

Producers: Angelo Rizzoli; Vittorio De Sica; Giuseppe Amato

Keywords: Drama, Dog

In postwar Rome, a retired civil servant and his dog Flike struggle to maintain dignity on a government pension that proves increasingly inadequate. Played by a nonprofessional actor to great effect. A masterpiece and quite possibly the best exemplar of Italian neo-realism. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Story.

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CAST

Carlo Battisti   ...   Umberto Domenico Ferrari
Maria Pia Casilio   ...   Maria
Lina Gennari   ...   The Landlady
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Ileana Simova   ...   Surprised Woman in Bedroom
Elena Rea   ...   Sister
Memmo Carotenuto   ...   Voice of Light

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