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Shoeshine

Shoeshine

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Set in post World War II Rome, Shoeshine, Vittorio de Sica's classic Italian Neorealist film, follows the friendship of two best friends, Giussepe (Rinaldo Smordoni) and Pasquale (Franco Interlenghi), who are saving money to buy a horse. When Giussepe's older brother offers the boys a job selling black market blankets, they earn enough money to buy the horse of their dreams, but are soon picked up by the police. Under interrogation, neither boy reveals the name of Giussepe's brother, and as a result both are sent to juvenile prison. In the harsh world of the prison, the two boys are assigned to different cells, with Giussepe falling in with a gang of toughened criminals. In a subsequent interrogation, the police pretend to whip Giussepe, tricking Pasquale into ratting on Giussepe's brother. Giussepe is unaware of the reasons why Pasquale finked on his brother and despises him for it. The ensuing hatred between the former best friends results in injustices and tragedy. Throughout, de Sica's dexterity with harsh reality, human cruelty, and the point of view of the young protagonists creates a touching and disturbing tale.

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    Title: Shoeshine
    Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign
    Starring: Sergio Amidei, Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Sylwia Juszczak, Aniello Mele, Bruno Ortensi, Pacifico Astrologo, Francesco Denicola, Antonio Carlino, Enrico Desilva
    Director: Vittorio De Sica
    Attributes: Black & White, Subtitled
    Release Date: 5/17/2011
    Original Year: 1947
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 6917
    UPC: 741952691792
    Item #: KCH269179

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 5/17/2011
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 87 minutes
    Studio: Momentum