UMBERTO D.

UMBERTO D.

Director

  • VITTORIO DE SICA

Genre

  • DRAMA

Running Time

  • 83 min.

Year of production

  • 1952

Status

  • Completed

Photograpy

  • Black and White

Screening format

  • DCP
  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes

Synopsis

An old man who can barely make ends meet and who is continually under the threat of eviction, is admitted to hospital, leaving behind his faithful companion, Flik the dog. When he eventually comes out of hospital, he no longer finds Flik at home and has to seek him in the local dog pound.

Again under the more urgent threat of eviction, the old man considers begging, but his dignity prevents him. Having decided to die with Flik, he reaches a level crossing, but the dog flees.

 

As powerful as ‘The Bicycle Thief’ was, for me, De Sica and Zavattini’s greatest achievement together was Umberto D….a great movie about a hero of everyday life. That was De Sica’s precious gift to his father. And to us – Martin Scorsese


Cast

  • CARLO BATTISTI
  • MARIA PIA CASILIO
  • LINA GENNARI
  • ILEANA SIMOVA
  • ELENA REA
  • MEMMO CAROTENUTO

Cinematography

  • ALDO G.R.

Editing

  • ERALDO DA ROMA

Costumes

  • -

Original score

  • ALESSANDRO CICOGNINI

Art director

  • VIRGILIO MARCHI

Category

  • Classics
  • Feature Films

Country

  • ITALY

Shooting Language

  • ITALIAN

Screenplay

  • CESARE ZAVATTINI

Producer

  • Angelo Rizzoli
  • Giuseppe Amato
  • Vittorio De Sica

Production Company

  • Rizzoli Film
  • Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica
  • Amato Film

Festival and Awards

  • Academy Awards, USA 1957: Nominated for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story
  • Bodil Awards 1955: Best European Film
  • Cannes Film Festival 1952: Nominated for Grand Prize of the Festival
  • Jussi Awards 1957: Best Foreign Director
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1955: Best Foreign Language Film
  • INCLUDED IN ROGER EBERT’S “THE GREAT MOVIES LIST”

Photograpy

  • Black and White

Screening format

  • DCP
  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes
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