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Shoeshine

15 yrs 90 minutes 1946 8.0

Vittorio De Sica's Shoeshine is one of Neorealism's major works. It became historic in 1948 when it was the first film to be awarded a special Oscar and nominated for Best Script. In a war-worn Italy worn out by poverty and unemployment, we meet Giuseppe and Pasquale, two young shoeshine boys who survive thanks to their warm, strong friendship. After being arrested for a minor crime, they are locked into a youth prison with punishments by adult society, a society that has already robbed them of their childhood. In Bonniers stora filmguide the Shoeshine is called "brilliant and shaking".

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Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Actor: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele
Country: Italy
Language: Italian

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