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Umberto D.: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 89 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 2003
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    That's Life: Vittoria de Sica, a 55-minute documentary made for Italian television in 2001
    New video interview with actress Maria Pia Casilio
    New essay by critic Stuart Klawans and reprinted recollections on the film by De Sica
    Writings on Umberto D. by Umberto Eco, Luisa Alessandri, and Carlo Battisti
Human kindness falls between the cracks of postwar Italy in this neo-realist classic from director Vittorio De Sica. "Umberto D." (1952) is an elderly gentleman struggling to navigate his twilight years on a tiny pension, with only his dog friend Flike to accompany him in the increasingly callous streets outside of his lonely apartment. As the old man falls to the depths of despair, a glimmer of hope flashes on the horizon. Nonprofessional actors add to the gritty, true-life feel of this groundbreaking movie.