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Umberto D.


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, it’s a weepie as well as something of a stunt—the saddest pet dog movie before Wendy and Lucy.

Tue., Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m., 2009

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