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ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - THE BICYCLE THIEF

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Synopsis

A masterpiece of Italian filmmaking and foundation stone of the neorealist film movement, Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief is a harrowing portrait of loss and depravation in post-war Rome.Awarded an honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and regularly voted one of the greatest films of all time, The Bicycle Thief is a simple, powerful movie about a man who needs a job. Like the great neo-realist film that preceded it, Roberto Rosselini's Open City, The Bicycle Thief was shot on location in the streets of Rome using non-professional actors, giving chilling authenticity to the story of a man's desperate bid to provide for his family.De Sica combined with long-time collaborator, writer Cesare Zavattini (Miracle in Milan, Umberto D), to produce a potent mix of real life detail, detective story and poetic melodrama as a father (Lamberto Maggiorani) and his devoted son (Enzo Staiola) roam the streets of the capital in search of the bicycle that will deliver them from poverty.

Extra Features

That's Life! A documentary about Vittorio De SicaStills galleryTheatrical trailerUmbrella Trailers

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Rating

Classification

PG

Status

In stock

Release Date

01/02/2009

No. of Discs

1

Genres

Drama, World

Subtitles

English

Running Time

87

Format

PAL

Aspect Ratio

4:3

Audio Format

2.0

Colour Format

Black & White

Product Weight

0.1400

Language

Italian

Catalogue Number

DAVID1555