Umberto D movie
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  • An incredibly moving film at times, but I don't think it's the same perfected cinematic experience as that of The Bicycle Thief

    • by limonar
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      Next to The Bicycle Thief Vittorio De Sica’s most acclaimed film, and according to many one of the cornerstones of the italian neo-realism movement. The story evolves around an old poor man, Umberto, who is rejected by the whole society.

      Most people ignore him in the


      street and his apartment neighbours see him like nothing more than a bum.

      The only friend Umberto has in the world is his little dog.

      An incredibly moving film at times, but I don’t think it’s the same perfected cinematic experience as that of The Bicycle ...


      • Thief.

        That film has a more overall sense of sympathy for the characters slowly built up in the narrative in culminating in the final scene.

        Umberto D has a similar structure, and it’s the same documentary feel over the whole visual style, but the story doesn’t

        touch me as much as the Bicycle Thief.

        Although I have to admit the final scene in Umberto D is one of the most heartbreaking ever, still I would have liked more of those scenes throughout the film to make it more well balanced in the narrative.




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