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Shoeshine

Synopsis

Vittorio DeSica's Shoeshine (Sciuscia) is a must-see example of Italian neorealist cinema, ranking with such other neorealist classics as DeSica's [[Feature~V5335~Bicycle Thieves~thebicyclethief]] (1948) and [[Feature~V51639~Umberto D.~umbertod]] (1952) and [[Performer~P109008~Roberto Rossellini~robertorossellini]]'s Rome, Open City (1945). Using nonprofessional actors, DeSica and co-screenwriter [[Performer~P117861~Cesare Zavattini~cesarezavattini]], also one of neorealism's leading figures, paint an...more

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