Vittorio De Sica

The Children Are Watching Us

The Children Are Watching Us

In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the pair’s subsequent work on some of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism, The Children Are Watching Us is a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.

Film Info

  • Vittorio De Sica
  • Italy
  • 1944
  • 84 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #323

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video interviews with star Luciano De Ambrosis and Vittorio De Sica scholar Callisto Cosulich
  • New and improved subtitle translation
  • A 24-page booklet featuring film scholar Peter Brunette, and critic Stuart Klawans on screenwriter Cesare Zavattini

New cover by Sarah Habibi

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Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video interviews with star Luciano De Ambrosis and Vittorio De Sica scholar Callisto Cosulich
  • New and improved subtitle translation
  • A 24-page booklet featuring film scholar Peter Brunette, and critic Stuart Klawans on screenwriter Cesare Zavattini

New cover by Sarah Habibi

The Children Are Watching Us
Cast
Emilio Cigoli
Andrea
Luciano De Ambrosis
Pricò
Isa Pola
Nina
Adriano Rimoldi
Roberto
Giovanna Cigoli
Agnese
Credits
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Producer
Franco Magli
Screenplay
Vittorio De Sica
Screenplay
Cesare Giulio Viola
Screenplay
Gherardo Gherardi
Screenplay
Adolfo Franci
Screenplay
Cesare Zavattini
Screenplay
Margherita Maglione
From the novel by
Cesare Giulio Viola
Cinematography
Giuseppe Caracciolo
Editing
Mario Bonotti
Music
Renzo Rossellini

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