Rent Umberto D. (1952)

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1h 29min
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Synopsis:
Set in the harsh environment of post war Rome, Vittorio De Sica's masterpiece examines society's indifference toward the poor and downtrodden. An old age pensioner, receiving a totally inadequate pension, struggles to survive and is driven to desperation and the contemplation of suicide. Set in real locations with a non professional cast, 'Umberto D.' conveys the harshness and wretchedness of old age in a simple but devastatingly realistic way, avoiding sentimentality but evoking great emotion.
Actors:
Carlo Battisti, , Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova, Elena Rea, , Alberto Albani Barbieri, Pasquale Campagnola, Riccardo Ferri, , De Silva
Directors:
Producers:
Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica, Angelo Rizzoli
Writers:
Cesare Zavattini
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/09/2004
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Documentary on Cesare Zavattini
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2017
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
Italian Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Vittorio D.: A tribute to multi-awarded maestro filmmaker De Sica, a milestone of Cinema history. With participations from Clint Eastwood, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, etc

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A poor man in pocket but a rich man at heart - Umberto D. review by PT

Spoiler Alert
08/10/2020

Mr Umberto owes money to his landlady , which he must pay in full or be evicted. Basically the plot is the main protagonist trying to come up with the money.

In his efforts though, we see the real meaning of the film, how society shuns the poor and elderly. It is heartbreaking to see him approach some old friends who cannot get away from him quick enough, as if he's a contagious leper.

He has a good heart and cares for the young maid at his lodgings who is pregnant but not sure who the father is. It is his relationship with his dog (Flike) that is the most touching and deeply meaningful though. A great thought provoking film.

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