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Ladri Di Biciclette (aka: Bicycle Thieves) (UK)

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A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 94 mins
Retail Price: £17.99
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Synopsis:
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.

Special Features:
Documentary on Vittorio De Sica
Theatrical trailer
Original poster artwork and lobby stills

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Mono English

Subtitle Tracks:
English

Directed By:
Vittorio De Sica

Starring:
Vittorio Antonucci
Gino Saltamerenda
Lianella Carell
Enzo Staiola
Lamberto Maggiorani

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