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The Bicycle Thief (Ladri Di Biciclette)
Locarno International Film Festival Winner
Academy Award Winner
In the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, a desperate but hopeful family man is on his first day of a new job, when his bicycle, essential to do the work, is stolen. With his wide-eyed son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief.
Directed By: Vittorio De Sica
Written By: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, O. Biancoli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola
Aspects: Black and White, Italian, Neo-Realism, Classic, World Cinema