UW Cinematheque: Summer Selections
Il Boom | Italy | 1963 | DCP | 88 min. | Italian with English subtitles Director: Vittorio De Sica
Thursday, July 20, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Elena Nicolai Collaborators on neorealist classics like Umberto D and Bicycle Thieves, De Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini joined forces again for this jet-black satire of Italy’s post-war economic “boom.” The great comic actor Sordi stars as a seriously in-debt schlub who contemplates an offer from a wealthy matron (Nicolai) that will make him wealthy in exchange for...shall we say, something very precious to him.