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Shoeshine (Shoe-Shine)

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Original title
Sciuscià aka
AKA
  • Shoeshine
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Sergio Amidei, Adolfo Franci, Cesare Zavattini, Cesare Giulio Viola
Music
Alessandro Cicognini
Cinematography
Anchise Brizzi (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Alfa Cinematografica
Genre
Drama | Neorealism. Childhood
Synopsis / Plot
Rome, after WWII. At a track near the italian city, 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... The boys meet Attilio, Giuse's much older brother, and his shady friend at a boat on the Tiber. In return for a commission, the boys agree to deliver black market goods to a fortune-teller. Once the woman has paid, Attilio's gang suddenly arrives. Pretending to be cops, they shake the woman down. With a payoff from Attilio, the boys are able to make the final payment and stable their horse in Trastevere over the river... The fortune-teller identifies Pasqua and Giuse. Held at an overcrowded boys' prison, they are separated.
Awards
1947: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay. Honorary Award to the italian high quality
1947: Award from Sindicato Nacional of periodistas italianos: Best Director (Vittorio of Sica)
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