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Bicycle Thieves / Bicycle Thief / Ladri Di Biciclette


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  Bicycle Thieves  / Bicycle Thief / Ladri Di Biciclette Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
9.67 /10
 
Starring
Lamberto Maggiorani , Enzo Staiola ,
 

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica
Written by: Cesare Zavatini

 
 
 
Released: 1949
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Italy
   
Length: 90
 
 


 
Unemployed worker (Lamberto Maggiorani) and his small son (Enzo Staiola) search Rome for stolen bicycle.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Apparently naturalistic, but actually very tightly plotted drama, with much telling social criticism along the way. Wonderfully acted by non-professionals, and a landmark in realist cinema.
"My idea is to de-romanticize the cinema."
(Vittorio De Sica)

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