DVD Review: ‘Il Boom’

★★★☆☆ Commedia all’italiana Il Boom (1963), directed by the prolific Vittorio De Sica – best known for his much-lauded work Bicycle Thieves (1948) – is a gentle comedy with some admirable qualities that oozes Italian charm. Giovanni (Alberto Sordi) is down on his luck financially, despite post-war Italy’s economic boom. Continue Reading