Ladri Di Biciclette (aka: Bicycle Thieves) (UK)
A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job
Running Time: 94 mins
Retail Price: £17.99
Content Type: Movie
The recipient of much international acclaim, Vittorio de Sica`s Italian Neorealist masterwork, Ladri Di Biciclette (US title: The Bicycle Thief) finally makes its way to DVD.
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.
Shot on location in Rome, and using non-actors as a means of heightening the reality of the film, Ladri Di Biciclette received the Honorary Award for Best Foreign Film at the 1950 Oscars.
Documentary on Vittorio De Sica
Original poster artwork and lobby stills
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Vittorio De Sica