Miracolo a Milano / Miracle in Milan (1951) DVD9 and Blu-Ray
Francesco Golisano (who tragically died at the age of 29 in 1958) gives a beautifully, understated performance as Toto, an orphan possessed by eternal optimism. Abandoned at birth, Toto was raised by the elderly Lolotta, who taught him to find joy and wonder in the simple things in life. Following her death, he is placed into an orphanage, but when he leaves, he ends up wandering the streets with the city’s beggars.

Finding refuge at an old rubbish tip on the outskirts of the city, Toto’s optimistic approach to life infects all those he encounters. Soon he and his fellow poor are creating their own mini-town, complete with street signs, main square and water fountains, and all is happy until Toto receives a magical dove that grants wishes. When the shantytown residents use the dove for materialistic purposes, two angels steal the dove back just when Toto needs it most – to stop the town from being razed to the ground by the new owners...

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Cast: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa
Country: Italy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:32:57 | 4.83 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Footage of the Premiere in Milan
• Interviews with both Manuel De Sica and Brunella Bovo
• Poster Artwork and Lobby Stills
• Trailer

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:36:46 | 30.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Footage of the Premiere in Milan
• Interviews with both Manuel De Sica and Brunella Bovo
• Trailer

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