SciusciÓ (Shoe Shine) (Shoe-Shine) (1947)
Release Date: Apr 27, 1946 Wide
Average Rating: 4.2/5
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Vittorio DeSica's Shoeshine (Sciuscia) is a must-see example of Italian neorealist cinema, ranking with such other neorealist classics as DeSica's Bicycle Thieves (1948) and Umberto D. (1952) and Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945). Using nonprofessional actors, DeSica and co-screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, also one of neorealism's leading figures, paint an uncompromising picture of the lives of Italian street children abandoned by their parents at the end of World War II. The film
Apr 27, 1946 Wide
May 17, 2011
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Francesco de Nicola
Enrico de Silva
Antonio Lo Nigro
A keystone in a historic cinematic movement, but this release does not persuade that it equals the best of its era or its genre.
Vittorio De Sica's second film was the first major success of the neorealistic movement and the first film to win the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
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