The Bicycle Thief
The Bicycle Thief ★★★★ Ladri di Biciclette 1948
A world classic and indisputable masterpiece about an Italian workman who finds a job, only to have the bike he needs for work stolen; he and his son search Rome for it. A simple story that seems to contain the whole of human experience, and the masterpiece of Italian neorealism. Based on the book by Luigi Bartolini. In Italian with English subtitles. 90m/B VHS, DVD . IT Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Enzo Staiola, Elena Altieri, Vittorio Antonucci, Gino Saltamerenda, Fausto Guerzoni; D: Vittorio De Sica; W: Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini; C: Carlo Montuori; M: Alessandro Cicognini. Oscars '49: Foreign Film; British Acad. '49: Film; Golden Globes '50: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review '49: Director (De Sica); N.Y. Film Critics '49: Foreign Film.