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Bicycle Thieves

DIRECTED BY - Vittorio De Sica

The recipient of international acclaim, Vittorio de Sica's Italian Neorealist masterwork, BICYCLE THIEVES, is a treasure of world cinema. After nearly two years of unemployment, Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) finally finds work posting bills. But he needs a bicycle to do the job. Unfortunately, he was forced to pawn his own bicycle long ago. In a humbling, tragic scene, Antonio exchanges his family's linen for his bicycle. But when the bike is stolen on his first day of work, he must comb the streets of Rome in search of the bike: his family's only means to survival. After three days of hunting, Antonio and his son, Bruno (Enzo Staiola), find the thief (Vittorio Antonucci)--but without witnesses or evidence, the police are unwilling to help Antonio. Hopeless, Antonio and Bruno wander aimlessly through Rome, landing outside of a soccer stadium where hundreds of bicycles are parked. His will broken, Antonio attempts to steal a bike but is caught in the act.



GENRES - drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 89 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1948


LANGUAGE - Italian


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