Miracle in Milan Miracolo a Milano

Produzioni De Sica S.A, Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche

DVD - 2022

Renowned filmmaker Vittorio De Sica followed up his international triumph Bicycle Thieves with this enchantingly playful neorealist fairy tale, in which he combines his celebrated slice-of-life poetry with flights of graceful comedy and storybook fantasy. On the outskirts of Milan, a band of vagabonds works together to form a shantytown. When it is discovered that the land they occupy contains oil, however, it's up to the cherubic orphan Toṭ with some divine help to save their community f...rom greedy developers. Tipping their hats to the imaginative whimsy of Charles Chaplin and René Clair, De Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, adapting his novel, craft a big-hearted ode to the nobility of everyday people.

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Criterion collection ; 1119.
Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Fantasy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2022]
DVD special edition
Item Description
English title taken from DVD menu screen.
Based on the novel "Toto il buono" by Cesare Zavattini.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Aspect ratio 1.37:1.
Special features: new 4K digital restoration; new interview with neorealism expert and film scholar David Forgacs; late 1960s audio interview with director Vittorio Da Sica; interviews with actor Brunella Bovo and Manuel De Sica, the director's son; feature-length 2019 documentary on screenwriter Cesare Zavattini; trailers.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Aspect ratio 1.37:1; Monaural.
Production Credits
Photography by G. R. Aldo ; editing, Eraldo Da Roma ; music by Alessandro Cicognini.
Corporate Authors
Produzioni De Sica S.A (production company), Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche
Other Authors
Vittorio De Sica, 1901-1974 (film director), Cesare Zavattini, 1902-1989 (screenwriter), Suso Cecchi d'Amico (actor), Adolfo Franci (-), Emma Gramatica, approximately 1872-1965, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Mario Chiari, 1909-1989, Guglielmo Barnabò, Brunella Bovo, 1932-, Anna Carena