The Bicycle Thief | 1998

Drama, Adaptation
This milestone in cinema history is a neorealist Italian film about a man searching for his stolen bicycle in post World War II Rome and the effect his growing desperation has on his family and himself. Lamberto ...more

Cast

... Antonio

Actor

... Maria

Actor

... Bruno

Actor

... The Lady

Actor

... The Thief

Actor

... Bajocco

Actor

... Amateur Actor

Actor

Company

Cifex Film

Production Company

Mayer-Burstyn

Production Company

Vittorio DeSica Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

This milestone in cinema history is a neorealist Italian film about a man searching for his stolen bicycle in post World War II Rome and the effect his growing desperation has on his family and himself. Lamberto Maggiorani is an unemployed man with a wife and son to take care of during tough times. He manages to find a job, but his employment is contingent on him owning a bicycle. When the man's bicycle is stolen, he begins a search on the streets of Rome that is heartbreakingly genuine and honest in its depiction of a man of little means on the razor's edge.

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