Gli Angeli del quartiere
Gli Angeli del quartiere ("The Angels of the Neighbourhood") is a 1952 Italian drama film.
Italy in the early 1950s. Five children whose parents died in World War II live in the dilapidated basement of an old apartment building. One night, Virgola, the youngest of them, discovers several boxes in an adjoining room, all of which are filled with 1,000 lira bills. The boys, who have suddenly become infinitely rich, decide not to tell any adults their secret, but soon have to realize that they cannot do without an adult to manage the money and shop for them. So they take Mario, a pickpocket, into their midst. Although Mario originally only wanted the boys' money and wanted to steal from them, the children's genuine affection and trust transforms him into a better person. He is now making every effort to break away from his shady and criminal cronies in order to start a new life. Then he and the children become secret benefactors. They help and give gifts to the poor, the elderly and above all to the children of the city. Eventually they leave all the money to the nuns at a hospital. After Mario was able to free himself from his past, he married an acquaintance of the children. Everyone is happy and content now.
|author||Carlo Borghesio Ennio de Concini Leonardo Benvenuti Mario Amendola Sandro Continenza|
|keywords||apartment building build married new life one night secret benefactor want world war ii|