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Bicycle Thieves

Ladri di biciclette

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Italy, 1948


In the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, a desperate but hopeful family man is on his first day of a new job, when his bicycle is stolen. With his wide-eyed son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. A landmark in the Italian neorealist movement.

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Bicycle Thieves Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2018 | Cannes Classics

Academy Awards

1950 | Winner: Honorary Award

1950 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay

Locarno International Film Festival

1949 | Winner: Special Prize of the Jury

National Board of Review

1949 | 3 wins including: Best Film

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