Ladri di biciclette: In post-WWII Rome, a poor father and his son search for a stolen bicycle, vital for his job and family’s well-being. Considered one of the masterpieces of world cinema, a landmark film for the Italian Neorealism movement of the postwar period. Often cited by critics and cinephiles as one of the Greatest Films of All Time, an influence on many talented directors to follow.
Director Vittorio De Sica creates a remarkable atmosphere and tells a most touching story of desparation and frustration. A portrait of postwar Italy (and, in part, Europe), Bicycle Thieves is a timeless classic. Masterclass cinematography, direction and acting performances.
Produced with scarce money, raised by De Sica himself. Employed non-actors and used the streets of Rome as sets, shot on location.
Bicycle Thieves Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Vittorio Antonucci