The servant is pregnant from a relationship with two different guys. But she does not know which one is the father.
When the old man returns to his rented room he finds out a couple there together in bed. Nothing is shown but later it turns out that the woman is married and has a son and she is cheating on her husband with this other guy.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


As the coffin work of Italian Neo realistic films, and also one of the most cherished works of German Sika in legend, wimbleto • D (also known as wind candle tears) highlights the characteristics of Neo realistic films and has reached a high artistic level.

The film focuses on the survival dilemma of retired government employee wenberto D, faithfully records his unremitting efforts to maintain his life, and completely shows his mental journey from positive struggle to disappointment, despair and finally hope from despair. The film focuses on the lives of ordinary characters in real life, pays attention to the living conditions of the elderly in material selection, and the film highlights the profound exploration of the problems of the elderly and the director’s compassion.

There are two narrative clues in the film. The main line is wenberto, and the sub line is Maria, a kitchen maid who sympathizes with wenberto.

The road of winberto

In order to repay the debt and strive to continue to rent the room that has been rented all the time, wenberto had no other choice. He reluctantly sold his pocket watch and his beloved books, but the thousands of lira in exchange was only a drop in the bucket. He also asked his friends for help, but was declined. Until the wall of his room was broken through, he didn’t give up his efforts.

The road of winberto’s struggle was full of twists and turns. At first, he sold his belongings. Later, he caught a cold and fell ill. He went to the church hospital for treatment and dodged his debts. After leaving the hospital, he found that his room would be opened up. Frank was let go by the landlady and disappeared. Wenberto looks for Frank’s paragraph. The rhythm of the film is fast, the background music is also fast and powerful, and the contradiction development of the film has reached a small climax. Frank is winberto’s favorite partner and the only dependence. Fortunately, he found frank, and he finally raised hope for life. He turned to his friends for help but was refused. Helpless, he even thought of begging, but his self-esteem forced him to retract his extended hand. Finally, he found his room in a mess. He was unable to be angry. He simply packed his clothes and was disillusioned. He made the last effort, not for himself, but for Frank. He didn’t want Frank to die with him, so he decided to entrust Frank to someone else. But his attempt to foster and send people failed. In despair, he picked up frank and went to the track. When he hesitated, Frank firmly chose to live. Wenberto was also encouraged, and he began to play with Frank carefree

One man’s battle

The whole film begins with winberto’s struggle. Winberto has been striving for him to maintain the status quo of life. But the process of striving for is also a process of constant rejection. Constantly rejected, he found no strength to rely on. He asked the government to increase his pension, but the expulsion of the police ended the March; He placed his hopes on social relief, but he addressed the symptoms rather than the root causes; He tried to borrow money from his friend, but his friend refused. It is worth mentioning that I think he also has no hope for the landlady. When talking with people in the relief hospital, wenberto recalled that he had a very harmonious relationship with the landlady, “I gave her meat during the war”. He regarded her as his daughter. Now it is the landlady who ruthlessly wants to drive away the helpless old man. This also proves that children cannot be relied on. In front of money, there is no emotion. His friends, frank and Maria, couldn’t help him, so he was always fighting alone and did his best to fight for some living space.

Unable to face life

Wenberto’s struggle is firm and resolute. He has ethics, principles and self-esteem as an intellectual. He always dresses neatly and can’t stick to the nursing home, which are all manifestations of his self-esteem. Some may wonder why he is so desperate to stay in this house? He can find a house with lower rent, but I think his persistence in the survival status quo is due to his self-esteem as an intellectual. He was angry with himself and declared war on the world. I have worked for the government all my life. In the end, can I not even maintain the status quo? He was desperate to sell his belongings, but the war was doomed to failure. He could not change the reality when he could no longer maintain his self-esteem. He could not decide his own destiny. His destiny was determined by the times, which together with the different survival difficulties of many people in the lower class at that time constituted the tragedy of the times. His last departure was a farewell to his former life, and he lost his belonging. Therefore, his departure also has unspeakable tragic power.

Lonely sunset

The excellence of the film is that it not only shows the social problems at that time, but also shows another theme of the problem of the elderly – the psychological problem of the elderly – which is an important proposition in sociology beyond the boundary of time and space.

In addition to the financial constraints, wimberto also suffered from spiritual loneliness. The old people of his age should now be full of children and grandchildren and share their family, but he lives alone without children and children. No one cares about the psychological condition of the elderly, even Maria, a maid who cares for and sympathizes with the elderly and takes care of wenberto do. She would carry water for him during his illness and take care of Frank for him, but she still couldn’t understand wenberto’s anger and sadness when she learned that the dog was lost, because she didn’t understand the significance of Frank to wenberto – relatives, friends and partners. Despite his embarrassment and helplessness, the landlady pressed him out step by step. Frank, the old man’s best friend, although he accompanied him when he was lonely and brought him hope for the next life, he still couldn’t fully share his sorrow and relieve his pain for the old man. The old man had no place to complain, which also led to his desperate choice of death.

The loveliness of the little citizen

Another clue to the film is the maid Maria. At the beginning of the film, we learned that she was pregnant, but we didn’t know who the child’s father was. It was difficult to make a decision between two men. She once said that the landlady would dismiss her once she knew she was pregnant. Her fate is unknown, and her life is pending.

She is a kind girl who gives great help and care to the helpless old man wenberto. She helped as much as she could to the vulnerable group of winberto, but she also belonged to the vulnerable group, but she didn’t get more help. The director gave the girl great sympathy. The audience did not criticize and condemn her because she was entangled between two men and was pregnant before marriage. On the contrary, the audience were worried about her future and destiny. However, like wenberto, her fate belongs to the times and is determined by the times.

Interestingly, the director in the film has completely different views on some critical characters in public morality and ethics. He shows the loveliness of those people. In addition to Maria, the kitchen maid, a typical example is the patient of wimberto in the church relief hospital. He is strong, but he pretends to be ill and eats and drinks in the church hospital. This practice should not be affirmed, but under the director’s lens, we see the image of a year-old opportunistic but enthusiastic citizen. Under the huge life pressure, the bottom people speculate for survival, but it reflects the lack of real morality of high-income groups.

A sigh

This is a film made by the director with great compassion. The Italian city in the lens is gray, and the life in the lens is difficult, but the beauty in a flash still strengthens our reason and hope to live. The director just left a heavy sigh about the living situation of wenberto and other lower class citizens in the film. There are criticism of the imperfect social system and accusations of the coldness of the situation. Because the director aims to commemorate – record the survival status of the next generation of old people with images, and at the same time, in order to give the audience hope, the director set an open ending. The old man and Frank’s carefree and playful figure in the lens seem to be a bright tail, but the image of winberto has long been deeply engraved in the hearts of the audience and become the memory of an era – every country will also have many lovely old fathers running around in depression.

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