Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri
Vittorio De Sica (Screenplay), Vittorio De Sica (Director), Cesare Zavattini (Screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (Story)
Release: Nov. 24th, 1948
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Antonio, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last finds a good job hanging up posters, the only requirement for which is that he must have his own bicycle. When Antonio’s bicycle is stolen, he and his son are forced to walk the streets of Rome in search of it, or else face ruin.
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I often love Italian films as they're so full of life, even if the subject matter is depressing or dark, the films themselves are alive with the movement of life.
I also liked how, despite the fact that a small child tags along and naturally acts out due to the thankless chore of being dragged around the city, the film is almost completely devoid of mawkish sentimentality - even a scene where father and son have a bonding moment in an eatery is still undercut....