"Umberto D. is de Sica's greatest achievement, a great film about an everyday hero. " Martin Scorsese
A retired civil servant, Umberto can no longer support himself. Having no refuge but a pension in poor condition, the old man spends his days finding something to eat with his only companion, his dog Flike. When his landlady threatens to evict him, Umberto only has to count on the support of Maria, the young maid he has taken under his wing...
Favorite film of its director, the great Vittorio De Sica, Umberto D. is often considered one of the masterpieces of neorealism. Conceived in close collaboration with screenwriter Cesare Zavattini ( The Bicycle Thief ), Umberto D. captures the distress of a man in the grip of loneliness and social misery as rarely. A film sublime and applauded on its release in the form of a tribute from the filmmaker to his father… Umberto De Sica.
UMBERTO D. by Vittorio de Sica (1952 - Black & White - 89 mins) HD restoration Original version with subtitles
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.INTERVIEW WITH JEAN A. GILI (29 mins – HD*) After discussing Vittorio De Sica's dual career as an actor and director, film historian and critic Jean A. Gili looks back on Umberto D. , one of his most dramatic and socially charged films. Italian.
.ALONE IN THE WORLD (25 mins – HD*) “What De Sica films is the disappearance of all forms of solidarity and indifference as the only measure of the relationship to the other. » An analysis by Jean-Baptiste Thoret, director, film historian and DVD/Blu-ray™ collection director.
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* In HD on the Blu-ray™ edition
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.37 format respected • Black & White • Film length: 89 mins
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.33 format respected • 4/3 • Black & White • Film length: 85 mins