Bicycle Thieves


(out of 5)

Original title:  Ladri Di Biciclette

Alternate title:  The Bicycle Thief

An impoverished family in post-war Rome are saved from starvation when the father gets himself a job working as a telegraph delivery man. His wife hocks personal belongings to buy him a bicycle for his job, but their prosperity is short-lived when the vehicle is stolen by a random stranger. Powerful stuff, with lots to say about the cycle of poverty that too many people find themselves trapped in, this is a beautifully sensitive film with great performances and excellent direction by Vittorio de Sica.

Produzioni De Sica

Italy, 1948

Directed by

Screenplay by , , Vittorio De Sica, , , , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1948

Golden Globe Awards 1948

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