This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italys postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto struggles to maintain his dignity in a city where human kindness seems to have been swallowed up by the forces of modernization. His simple quest to satisfy his basic needsfood, shelter, companionshipmakes for one of the most heartbreaking stories ever filmed, and an essential classic of world cinema.
"It's hard to think of a more remarkable tribute to the resilience of the human spirit than the one Umberto D. puts on the screen." LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Heroes like Umberto D. are hard to find, and your life will be better for having met him." ANN HORNADAY, WASHINGTON POST
"It is said that at one level or another, Chaplin's characters were always asking that we love them. Umberto doesn't care if we love him or not. That is why we love him." ROGER EBERT
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