Dir. Vittorio De Sica (1952).
The classic period of Italian neo-realism came to an end with the downbeat tale of an impoverished Roman pensioner struggling to maintain his dignity. Yes, its a weepie as well as something of a stuntthe saddest pet dog movie before Wendy and Lucy.
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