Umberto D.

Umberto D.

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Hailed by Martin Scorsese as "De Sica's greatest achievement", UMBERTO D surpasses even ‘Bicycle Thieves’ in many critics' 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 postwar 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.
Starring Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari
Director Vittorio De Sica