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Sciuscià (1946)

Italy 93m B&W
Director: Vittorio De Sica; Cast: Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi, Emilio Cigoli

shoeshinePurchasing a horse with money they earned from selling stolen goods, two shoeshine boys, Pasquale and Giuseppe end up in a prison for boys. Pasquale is subsequently tricked into giving up Giuseppe’s older brother to the authorities, which leads to a series of events which turn the boys against each other. A dark neorealist drama, with tragic outcomes, Sciuscià is a bleak commentary on lost innocence and the lack of children’s rights in post-war Italy (Klaus Ming February 2015).

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This entry was posted on 02/27/2015 by in 1940s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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