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Masterfully revealing post-WWII Italy, Academy Award®-winning director Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) depicts the lives of two boys entrenched in a world of poverty and violence. Hoping to escape the harsh reality of life on the streets of Rome, Giuseppe and Pasquale spend their days shining the shoes of American troops for tips. But after the boys are sent to a brutal state juvenile detention center for a crime they didn’t commit, their lives are changed forever.
Audio commentary with author Bert Cardullo.
This movie is brilliant!! The ending will break your heart. THE BICYCLE THIEF may be better known, but this Vittorio De Sica classic, imo, is the better film!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe Comer
Portrays the trouble young boys can get into in poor societies.Published 7 months ago by Kenneth C. Beaudrie
Director Vittorio De Sica could produce either comedy or poignant drama equally well. Shoeshine is a poignant example of the heavy drama which De Sica could turn-out, and may not... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Ryan
a very well made film about how things kinda were at the time period and how quickly a good friend could turn on you.Published 18 months ago by charley starr 49
There are several World War II - and post World War II movies. In this DVD, the film by Vittorio De Sica, portrays the tragedy of Post - World War II Italy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gary W. Phelps
I would like to know if this DVD has english subtitles? I recently saw Riso Amaro with subtitles. My Italian is not that good.Published on October 31, 2011 by jhdflyer