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Umberto D. | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  Umberto D.  89 min,  [Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [07 Nov 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, Metacritic 92/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Carlo Battisti, Ileana Simova, Lina Gennari, Maria Pia Casilio
Plot:  An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.
Writer:  Cesare Zavattini (story and screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB
Bicycle Thieves | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  Bicycle Thieves  89 min,  [Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [13 Dec 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins.
Actors:  Elena Altieri, Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell
Plot:  In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Writer:  Cesare Zavattini (story), Luigi Bartolini (novel), Oreste Biancoli (screenplay), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (screenplay), Adolfo Franci (screenplay), Gherardo Gherardi (screenplay), Gerardo Guerrieri (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Shoeshine | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  Shoeshine  93 min,  [Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [26 Aug 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi, Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni
Plot:  Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
Writer:  Sergio Amidei (story), Adolfo Franci (story), Cesare Giulio Viola (story), Cesare Zavattini (story), Sergio Amidei (screenplay), Adolfo Franci (screenplay), Cesare Giulio Viola (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Language:  Italian, English    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB
Two Women | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Two Women  100 min,  [Drama, War]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [09 May 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Carlo Ninchi, Eleonora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Sophia Loren
Plot:  In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.
Writer:  Alberto Moravia (novel), Cesare Zavattini (adaptation)
Language:  Italian, German    Country:  Italy, France    More Info:  IMDB
Miracle in Milan | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Miracle in Milan  100 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Fantasy]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [17 Dec 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins.
Actors:  Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Guglielmo Barnabò, Paolo Stoppa
Plot:  An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the street.
Writer:  Cesare Zavattini (novel), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (screenplay), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay), Mario Chiari (screenplay), Adolfo Franci (screenplay)
Language:  Italian, English    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Garden of the Finzi-Continis  94 min,  R,  [Drama, History, War]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [16 Dec 1971]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Helmut Berger, Lino Capolicchio, Romolo Valli
Plot:  In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather...
Writer:  Giorgio Bassani (novel), Vittorio Bonicelli, Ugo Pirro
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy, West Germany    More Info:  IMDB
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow  119 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [17 Mar 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Agostino Salvietti, Aldo Giuffrè, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren
Plot:  Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.
Writer:  Eduardo De Filippo (story), Eduardo De Filippo (screenplay), Isabella Quarantotti (screenplay), Alberto Moravia (novel), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay), Bella Billa (screenplay), Lorenza Zanuso (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (story), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy, France    More Info:  IMDB
The Children Are Watching Us | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  The Children Are Watching Us  84 min,  [Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [25 Apr 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Adriano Rimoldi, Emilio Cigoli, Isa Pola, Luciano De Ambrosis
Plot:  A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.
Writer:  Cesare Giulio Viola (novel), Cesare Giulio Viola (screenplay), Margherita Maglione (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay), Adolfo Franci (screenplay), Gherardo Gherardi (screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB
A Brief Vacation | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  A Brief Vacation  112 min,  PG,  [Drama, Romance]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [09 Feb 1975]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  6 wins.
Actors:  Daniel Quenaud, Florinda Bolkan, José María Prada, Renato Salvatori
Plot:  A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected ...
Writer:  Rodolfo Sonego (story), Cesare Zavattini
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy, Spain    More Info:  IMDB
Marriage Italian Style | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  Marriage Italian Style  102 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [20 Dec 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Aldo Puglisi, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Tecla Scarano
Plot:  The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy.
Writer:  Eduardo De Filippo (play), Renato Castellani (screenplay), Tonino Guerra (screenplay), Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay), Piero De Bernardi (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy, France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sunflower | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  Sunflower  107 min,  G,  [Drama, War]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [24 Sep 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Galina Andreeva, Lyudmila Saveleva, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren
Plot:  An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII.
Writer:  Tonino Guerra (story and screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (story and screenplay), Giorgi Mdivani (in collaboration with)
Language:  Italian, English, Russian    Country:  Italy, France, Soviet Union    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Gold of Naples | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  The Gold of Naples  138 min,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [11 Feb 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Eduardo De Filippo, Paolo Stoppa, Silvana Mangano, Sophia Loren
Plot:  Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing...
Writer:  Giuseppe Marotta (story), Cesare Zavattini (adapted for the screen by), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (screenplay), Giuseppe Marotta (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB
Boccaccio '70 | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Boccaccio '70  205 min,  UNRATED,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Romance]  [Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti]  [26 Jun 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Anita Ekberg, Germano Gilioli, Marisa Solinas, Peppino De Filippo, Romy Schneider, Sophia Loren
Plot:  Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ...
Writer:  Giovanni Arpino (segment), Italo Calvino (segment), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (segment), Federico Fellini (segment), Ennio Flaiano (segment), Mario Monicelli (segment), Goffredo Parise (segment), Tullio Pinelli (segment), Brunello Rondi (segment), Luchino Visconti (segment), Cesare Zavattini (segment)
Language:  Italian, German    Country:  Italy, France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Roof | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  The Roof  91 min,  [Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [12 May 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Gabriella Pallotta, Gastone Renzelli, Giorgio Listuzzi, Maria Di Rollo
Plot:  Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house ...
Writer:  Cesare Zavattini
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB
The Condemned of Altona | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  The Condemned of Altona  114 min,  [Drama, History]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [30 Oct 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Fredric March, Maximilian Schell, Robert Wagner, Sophia Loren
Plot:  A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever.
Writer:  Abby Mann, Jean-Paul Sartre (play), Cesare Zavattini
Language:  Italian, German    Country:  Italy, France    More Info:  IMDB
After the Fox | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  After the Fox  103 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [08 Sep 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 71%, External Reviews
Actors:  Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam, Peter Sellers, Victor Mature
Plot:  After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot once it's unloaded on the beach of an Italian fishing village where a bogus movie is being filmed.
Writer:  Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  Italy, UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Un garibaldino al convento | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Un garibaldino al convento  83 min,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [10 Mar 1942]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Carla Del Poggio, Fausto Guerzoni, Leonardo Cortese, María Mercader
Plot:  An old woman's poignant reminiscence of her youth in a convent school, the happy moments and the sad, and her tragic love for a Garibaldian.
Writer:  Renato Angiolillo (story), Adolfo Franci (screenplay), Margherita Maglione (screenplay), Giuseppe Zucca (screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
La porta del cielo | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  La porta del cielo  88 min,  [Drama]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Elettra Druscovich, Marina Berti, Massimo Girotti, Roldano Lupi
Plot:  N/A
Writer:  Vittorio De Sica (screenplay), Diego Fabbri (screenplay), Adolfo Franci (screenplay), Carlo Musso (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Language:  Italian    Country:  Italy    More Info:  IMDB
A Place for Lovers | Movie Details for Director Vittorio De Sica | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 39%  A Place for Lovers  88 min,  R,  [Drama, Romance]  [Vittorio De Sica]  [22 Aug 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 20%, External Reviews
Actors:  Caroline Mortimer, Enrico Simonetti, Faye Dunaway, Marcello Mastroianni
Plot:  Julia, a divorced American fashion designer, is dying of a tragic, incurable disease. With only ten days to live, she spends her time vacationing in an Italian villa and watching television...
Writer:  Brunello Rondi (story), Julian Zimet (screenplay), Peter Baldwin (screenplay), Ennio De Concini (screenplay), Tonino Guerra (screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  Italy, France    More Info:  IMDB

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