The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. Faced with the hostility of their parents, they symbolically shed themselves of all responsibilities to others in a climactic act of stark-naked bravado.
With “Umberto D” it is paradoxically, from opposite positions, the end point of the neorealist season: to the bitter pessimism (and commercial flop) of De Sica-Zavattini corresponded the triumph in proceeds and, partly, of the critics (first prize at Cannes 1952 ex aequo with Othello by O. Welles) of Castellani’s film.
The film was considered the founder of “pink neorealism” which had its most significant results in Pane amore e fantasia and in the series Poveri ma belli. -edam17
1.48GB | 1h 35mn | 765×574 | mkv
Subtitles:English, Italian (muxed), English (srt)