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  • By Sidney
    August 28, 2012
    06:06 PM

    1) Carlo Battisti's devastating performance. 2) The simpleness of the story. 3) The relationship between Umberto and his dog.
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    • By Luc Labelle
      September 01, 2012
      04:08 AM

      Exactly! This masterpiece of Italian cinema ( by the same director who did "Bicycle Thief", another masterpiece) is VERY VERY touching. Aging, loneliness, dignity and, of course, the enduring friendship between dog and master (and in this case I am tempted to use the word "fusional relationship").
  • By Florian
    August 31, 2012
    01:30 AM

    One of the best films of 20th century.
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  • By Ray
    September 06, 2012
    03:16 PM

    Brings to mind the video for Paul Van Dyk's song "The Other Side". Man and his dog going through life.
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  • By Gord
    September 08, 2012
    08:32 PM

    Criterion: did you know that Maria Pia Casilio died in April of this year? Something should be said about it - I love her.
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  • By futurestar
    February 10, 2013
    01:32 PM

    this is a great representative of Italian neorealism but to have younger generational blu-ray freaks portend to have a clue and protest their accolades on you tube is to violate "not having a clue a to the max". being well schooled digital is a far cry from the organic being there black and white reality. the creep on you tube reeks of insincerity. and I suspect his ilk number exponentially to a false sky-scraping "we are the coolest ever" watchers.
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  • By Vince C.
    July 26, 2014
    02:35 PM

    So moving. The dog is tied with Asta and the one in The Artist for my favorite screen canine.
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