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Umberto D. Movie Review Summary

Actors: Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

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UMBERTO D. is a movie directed by Vittorio de Sica in 1951. The screenplay writer, Cesare Zavattini, earned a nomination for the 1957 Award in the best Writing, Motion Picture Story category.

Umberto is a retired state employee who barely survives with his pension. As he can't pay his rent on time anymore, his landlady wants to evict him at the end of the month. After having sold his last possessions, Umberto will begin a long journey through the streets of Rome, looking for a way to pay his debts.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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