Sciuscià / 1946

ENGLISH NAME: Shoeshine
DIRECTOR: Vittorio De Sica
RELEASED: 26 Aug 1947
ACTORS: Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi
AVARDS: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
COUNTRY: Italy
IMDB: 8.0/10
LANGUAGE: Italian, English
PLOT: Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
RUNTIME: 87 mn.

SYNOPSIS:

At a track near Rome, shoeshine boys are watching horses run. Two of the boys Pasquale, an orphan, and Giuseppe, his younger friend are riding. The pair have been saving to buy a horse of their own to ride…

Film, fakirlik ve işsizlik dolu kaos dünyasına atılan iki genç çocuğun belalı yaşam öyküsünü anlatıyor. İtalyan Yeni Gerçekçilik akımının özelliklerinden biri olan profesyonel olmayan oyuncularla çekilen The Children Are Watching Us, bir Oscar adaylığının yanı sıra toplam 3 ödül sahibi.

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