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Bicycle Thieves
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BICYCLE THIEVES

Ladri di biciclette

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Italy, 1948
Drama

Synopsis

Unemployed Antonio is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. However on his first day, his bicycle—essential to his work—gets stolen. His job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his son, Antonio combs the city, becoming desperate for justice.

Synopsis

Unemployed Antonio is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. However on his first day, his bicycle—essential to his work—gets stolen. His job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his son, Antonio combs the city, becoming desperate for justice.

Our take

One of the most legendary films of all time, Vittorio De Sica’s Oscar®-winning classic not only defines the Italian neorealist movement but also transcends time and space. Powered by the boundlessness of paternal love, Bicycle Thieves sees the sublime amid the mundanity of ordinary everyday life.