Add to basket ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - THE BICYCLE THIEF
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - THE BICYCLE THIEF

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

Cast

  • Enzo Staiola
  • Lamberto Maggiorani

Directors

  • Vittorio De Sica

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  • Buy it on DVD
  • Running time 87 min
  • Region AUS, NZ
  • Format HD
  • Color Black & White
  • Language Italian
  • Catalogue No. DAVID1555
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles English
  • PG