Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Neapolitan episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) losing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller".Written by
The whole soul of the city of Naples is told through 6 short stories featuring its inhabitants, streets and monuments. The incredible photography superbly highlights all aspects of this very special city.
In this film, people eat and laugh a lot, talk loudly, play, lie, love, but also cry... Tragedy and death are an integral part of the landscape, like the Vesuvio, both beautiful and threatening.
Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, the film is always very fine and accurate in its description of the human soul and all the feelings it can harbor. There are some pictures and faces you will not forget so soon...
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