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Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) (1948)

Bicycle Thieves
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Enzo Staiola Enzo Staiola
Bruno
Elena Altieri Elena Altieri
The Charitable Lady
Giulio Chiari Giulio Chiari
The Beggar
Vittorio Antonucci Vittorio Antonucci
The Thief
Michele Sakara Michele Sakara
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Luigi Bartolini Luigi Bartolini
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Unfathomably overrated.

11 years, 9 months ago at May 7 4:52
2 votes
"There's a cure for everything except death."

I know I'm in the severe minority here, but The Bicycle Thief is a film I found to be just tolerable as opposed to great. The film is a poignant character study that was an intrepid move at the time of its release. Critics have hailed it as being an all-time classic and the film even won a special Oscar at the Academy Awards of 1949. read more

bicycle thieves

8 years, 2 months ago at Dec 1 7:47
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Antonio Ricci is an unemployed man in the depressed post-World War II economy of Italy. With a wife and two children to support, he is desperate for work. He is delighted to at last get a good job pasting up posters, but he must have a bicycle. He is told unequivocally, "No bicycle, no job." His wife Maria pawns their bedsheets in order to get money to redeem his bicycle from the pawnbroker.
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Neorrealismo bien hecho

1 month, 4 weeks ago at Dec 23 17:55
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No soy muy fan del neorrealismo italiano, principalmente por la profunda relación que tiene el movimiento con las perspectivas tanto liberales como comunistas, pero eso no quita que pueda apreciar su innovación histórica o los esfuerzos por representar la decadente sociedad post-guerra en la que el abandono del trabajador por parte del gobierno y la ausencia de unidad espiritual hacen que los h... read more
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Description: The recipient of international acclaim, Vittorio de Sica's Italian Neorealist masterwork, THE BICYCLE THIEF, is a treasure of world cinema. After nearly two years of unemployment, Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) ... Full Descriptionfinally finds work posting bills. But he needs a bicycle to do the job. Unfortunately, he was forced to pawn his own bicycle long ago. In a humbling, tragic scene, Antonio exchanges his family's linen for his bicycle. But when the bike is stolen on his first day of work, he must comb the streets of Rome in search of the bike: his family's only means to survival. After three days of hunting, Antonio a ... (more)
Release date: 24 November 1948
UPC: 014381457223
Tags: Italy (26), Drama (23), Italian (16), 1940s (16), 1948 (16), Neorealism (16), Crime (9), Bicycle (8), Unemployment (7), Thief (7), (6), Poster (6), Foreign (5), Chase (5), Social Issues (5), Face Slap (5), Ladder (4), Poverty (3), Catholic Church (3), Father Son Relationship (3)
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Neorrealismo bien hecho

“No soy muy fan del neorrealismo italiano, principalmente por la profunda relación que tiene el movimiento con las perspectivas tanto liberales como comunistas, pero eso no quita que pueda apreciar su innovación histórica o los esfuerzos por representar la decadente sociedad post-guerra en la que el abandono del trabajador por parte del gobierno y la ausencia de unidad espiritual hacen que los hombres se sientan perdidos, sin propósito, desconectados del mundo. Ladri di bicilette es remarcable en este aspecto.

La trama es simple: Un hombre necesita recuperar la bicicleta que le robaron para poder tener trabajo; y con tal premisa la película nos embarca en un viaje por las calles de Roma, donde vemos las dificultades e injusticias que se viven a diario.

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