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When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and aband...

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Directed by

Vittorio De Sica

Written by

Cesare Zavattini (Screenplay)

Runtime

91 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Cast

Keywords

hospital old man hunger dog despair elderly landlady rome italy pension unsociability servant rent retiree neo realism italian neo realism

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#189 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story Cesare Zavattini