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Films & Other Videos

Films with: De Sica, Vittorio

"Two women"
Realistic drama of an Italian widow who, along with her young daughter, are brutally raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers in World War II.
DVD 666
Bambini ci guardano The children are watching us /
A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother.
DVD 9716
Blood for Dracula
A shortage of Romanian virgins drives the vampire Count Dracula and his faithful servant Anton to Italy. There an aristocratic family is pleased to provide a bride from among their daughters. But the count chokes on their nonvirginal blood. The family handyman, Mario rapes the 14-year-old daughter, ostensibly to save her from the vampire. After the climactic carnage, this peasant commands the estate.
DVD 952
Boccaccio '70 : scherzo in quattro atti /
Four satires on morality, prudery, and hypocrisy.
DVD 7757
Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Set in Italy in 1938, when Mussolini's anti-Semetic edicts began to isolate the Jews from their communities. Among them were the Finzi-Continis, an aristocratic Jewish family forced for the first time to acknowledge the world beyond its fenced garden.
DVD 2251
Generale della Rovere
During wartime in Genoa, an opportunist tries to cheat his fellow countrymen, until the Nazis force him to pretend to be a deceased general to get information from fellow inmates.
DVD 13072
Indiscretion of an American wife
An American housewife takes a lover during her holiday in Rome. When she leaves, he follows her to the train station and makes love to her in an empty railcar; they are caught by a worker who reports them to the authorities.
DVD 1878
Indiscretion of an American wife & Terminal station
An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift). She flees to Rome's Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay. The film's plot is simple; its production was not. The troubled collaboration between director Vittorio De Sica and producer David O. Selznick resulted in two cuts of the same film. De Sica's version, Terminal Station, was screened at a length of one-and-a-half hours, but after disappointing previews, Selznick severely re-edited it and changed the title to Indiscretion of an American Wife without De Sica's permission.
DVD 3001
Ladri di biciclette The bicycle thief /
Simple story of an unemployed man and his family living in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters and signs, work requiring a bicycle on which to get around. When his bicycle is stolen the father and his son are forced to steal one in desperation and are caught. This version includes the original U.S. theatrical trailer.
DVD 684
Madame de--
Tragic misunderstandings arise when a society wife sells her earrings and tells her husband she has lost them.
DVD 9886
Sciuscià Ragazzi /
In post WWII Italy, Giuseppe and Pasquale work on the street shining the shoes of American troops. But when the boys are falsely accused of a crime, they are sent to a brutal state juvenile detention center.
DVD 11424
Two women Paisan.
Two women: "Seeking shelter in an abandoned church, Cesira (Loren) and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Rosetta (Brown) are brutally attacked and raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WWII."--Container. Paisan: "Paisan is a powerful collection of six vignettes depicting life in war-torn Italy and the tenuous relationships between the liberated Italians and their American liberators."--Container.
DVD 1744
Umberto D.
Follow Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization.
DVD 3214