Umberto D. (1952) DVD9 The Criterion Collection
Umberto Domenico Ferrari (Carlo Battisti) is a retiree with debts, living on a tiny pension, who is quickly running out of options. He has a room, but his uncaring landlady who would rather evict him so as to have more room to impress her gentleman callers. He's avoided by peers with more control over their finances, who don't want needy friends. A short hospital stay is like a vacation, but he's not a good enough liar to stretch it out, as do many of the other ward residents. Umberto strikes up a pleasant relationship with the housemaid Maria (Maria Pia Casilio), an unschooled girl with an unwanted pregnancy. Umberto faces an uncertain and lonely future on the street. His only true companion is his small dog Flike, that he really can't afford to feed.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Actors: Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova, Elena Rea, Memmo Carotenuto
Country: Italy
Genre: Drama

* That’s Life: Vittorio De Sica
This is a 55-minute documentary made for Italian television in 2001 about the career of Vittorio De Sica. Spanning his early days as a popular actor through his success as a film director, this program features clips from most of his films, behind-the-scenes footage, and a lot of footage of De Sica himself, who is clearly very comfortable on-camera, discussing his works and interviewing many of his colleagues, including screenwriter Cesare Zavattini.

* Interview with Maria Pia Casilio
In this new video interview recorded just this year, actress Maria Pia Casilio recounts how she was discovered by De Sica and what is was like to work on Umberto D..

* On Umberto D.
This section of the disc contains three essays on the film by famed Italian author Umberto Eco, assistant director Luisa Alessandri, and Umberto D. himself, Carlo Battisti.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:29:02 | 7.56 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

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