The Bicycle Thief Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for The Bicycle Thief the Movie

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A world classic and indisputable masterpiece about an Italian workman who finds a job, only to have the bike he needs for work stolen; he and his son search Rome for it. A simple story that seems to contain the whole of human experience, and the masterpiece of Italian neo-realism. Based on the book by Luigi Bartolini. In Italian with English subtitles.

Distribution

Tapeworm Video Distributors, 27833 Hopkins Ave., Unit 6, Valencia, CA 91355, Phone: (661)257-4904, Fax: (661)257-4820, Email: sales@tapeworm.com, URL: http://www.tapeworm.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Heists, Italy, Bicycling, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini
Cast
Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Enzo Staiola, Elena Altieri, Vittorio Antonucci, Gino Saltamerenda, Fausto Guerzoni
Cinematography
Carlo Montuori
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Music
Alessandro Cicognini
Producer
PDS-ENIC

Awards

Oscars 1949: Foreign Film; British Acad. 1949: Film; Golden Globes 1950: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1949: Director (De Sica); N.Y. Film Critics 1949: Foreign Film.

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