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Miracle in Milan
Directed by Vittorio De Sica • 1951 • Italy
Starring Francesco Golisano, Emma Gramatica, Paolo Stoppa
This warm and wonderful fable by director Vittorio De Sica recounts the story of displaced Europeans gathered in a strife-torn Italian village following World War II. Poor and starving, their rescuer and benefactor comes in the unlikely guise of a young orphan, assisted by a guardian angel sent from heaven, who defeats the cruel profiteers seeking to take advantage of these unfortunate souls. Blending fantasy and reality, MIRACLE IN MILAN illuminates the plight of millions of Europeans dispossessed by the war.