Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan)
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Vittorio DeSica's follow-up to The Bicycle Thief documents the lives of the poverty-stricken in post-war Italy. Francesco Golisano is Good Toto, an orphan boy who begins living with a cluster of beggars. His organizational efforts bring some structure to the colony and engenders a sense of faint happiness among its morose dwellers. When Toto is given a magic dove by a fairy, he uses its wish-granting powers to whoever asks, but the dove is eventually stolen. As a result, the land on which the beggars live is taken over, and they are jailed. In his prison, however, the dove returns to Toto,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A quintessential work of Italian neo-realism, De Sica's post-WWII fable displays his humanistic ideology through the tale of an orphan granted magical powers."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Feel-good spiritual fantasy film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The contrast of sneering wealth versus timid poverty is quietly sarcastic."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
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