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|Running Time||87 mins|
|Languages||Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
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The troubled lives of Giuseppe (Rinaldo Smordoni) and Pasquale (Franco Interlenghi) intersect as they ingeniously traverse the omnipresent terrain of poverty and unemployment in post-war Rome. Together they forge a living on the street, shining the shoes of American troops, surviving on the hope and optimism of a better life ahead of them. Their one true vestige of escape is a horse they dream of one day owning. But the harshness of their reality is never far away and it is not long before their mischief catches up with them, casting a dark and ominous shadow across their future. Winner of the inaugural Foreign Language Oscar in 1948, Shoeshine is the tale of two irrepressible boys surrounded by the stifling oppression of a corrupt and ineffectual political system. A celebrated classic from cinema great Vittorio De Sicca (The Bicycle Thief), it remains one of the finest examples of neorealist filmmaking, drawing greatly from the spirit of the era.