(out of 5)
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.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Cinematography by Carlo Montuori
Produced by Giuseppe Amato
Music by Alessandro Cicognini
Production Design by Antonio Traverso
Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma