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De Sica Collection: Bicycle Thieves / Miracle in Milan / The Roof (1948)

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Emma Gramatica, Paolo Stoppa

The father of Italian neorealism, master director Vittorio de Sica won three Best Foreign Language Film Oscars for his compelling portraits of working... Read more

The Voyage (1974)

6/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Ian Bannen, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren

In turn-of-the-century Sicily, aristocratic scions Adriana (Sophia Loren) and Cesar (Richard Burton) have loved one another for years, but Adriana acc... Read more

Miracle In Milan (1951)

7.8/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Emma Gramatica

Compassionate, neo-realist masterwork from Vittorio De Sica is set in post WWII Italy, where beggars roam the streets. A young orphan is given a magic... Read more

Two Women (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Eleanora Brown

Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a mother ravaged by war as she and her 13-year-old daughter become the focus of attack by retre... Read more

Shoeshine ( Sciuscia ) (1947)

8/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordini, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi, Emilio Cigoli

An early must-see example of Italian neo-realist cinema from Vittorio De Sica, ranking with such other classics as his 'Bicycle Thieves' (1948), 'Umbe... Read more

Indiscretion Of An American Wife (1953)

6.3/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi

A married American woman (Jennifer Jones) is torn between leaving her Italian lover (Montgomery Clift) and returning back home. He endeavours to persu... Read more

Marriage Italian Style (1964)

7.5/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

A prostitute has to use all her wits to get a client of long standing to take the plunge and marry her when he announces his forthcoming marriage to a... Read more

Umberto D. (1952)

8.2/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

One of the masterpieces of Italian Neo-Realist cinema - the Italian postwar Renaissance. The story centres on a retired civil servant, living only on... Read more

The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis (1970)

7.5/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Helmut Berger, Lino Capolicchio

Gorgeously restored and re-mastered in Dolby stereo, this celebrated adaptation of Giorgio Bassani's novel views the life of an aristocratic Jewish fa... Read more

Bicycle Thieves ( aka The Bicycle Thief ) (1948)

8.3/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lianella Carell, Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola

Aka 'The Bicycle Thief.' Vittorio De Sica's remarkable 1948 drama of desperation and survival in Italy's post-war depression earned a special Oscar fo... Read more

After the Fox (1966)

6.5/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam, Akim Tamiroff, Paolo...

This wildly funny farce gives the comic genius of Peter Sellers free reign as he assumes several wacky personalities, each one funnier than the last!... Read more

The Roof ( Il Tetto ) (1956)

7.3/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Gabriella Pallotta, Giorgio Listuzzi

De Sica once again returns to poor, post-war Italy to tell the small and unpretentious story of a young newly-wed couple. Having no money, they first... Read more

Bicycle Thieves ( aka The Bicycle Thief ) ( Blu-ray ) (1948)

8.3/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell

Aka 'The Bicycle Thief.' Vittorio De Sica's remarkable 1948 drama of desperation and survival in Italy's post-war depression earned a special Oscar fo... Read more

Boccaccio 70 (1962)

7.2/10
Director: Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli
Starring: Marisa Solinas, Anita Ekberg, Peppino De Filippo, Romy Schneider, Tomas Milian,...

This loose modern retelling of Boccaccio's Decameron is essentially four short films from four of Italy's finest directors. Fellini, Visconti, Monicel... Read more