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The Bicycle Thief (24-Nov-1948)

Original Title: Ladri di biciclette

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Writers: Oreste Biancoli; Suso D'Amico; Vittorio De Sica; Adolfo Franci; Gherardo Gherardi; Gerardo Guerrieri; Cesare Zavattini

From novel: Ladri di biciclette by Luigi Bartolini

Music: Alessandro Cicognini

Keywords: Drama

In post-WWII Rome, economics are tough. The father of a small boy lands a job putting up movie posters, requiring the use of a bicycle; the family pawns their linens to obtain the bicycle which is stolen on his very first day of work. Finding the police unhelpful, father and son desperately scour the city looking for the stolen bicycle. Neo-realist film shot with non-professional actors. Received an honorary Oscar for Most Outstanding Foreign Language Film, and a nomination for Best Screenplay.

CAST

Personaggi ed interpreti
Lamberto Maggiorani   ...   Antonio
Enzo Staiola   ...   Bruno
Lianella Carell   ...   Maria
Gino Saltamerenda   ...   Baiocco
Vittorio Antonucci   ...   Il Ladro
Giulio Chiari   ...   Il Mendicante
Altri interpreti
Elena Altieri   ...   Supporting Cast
Carlo Jachino   ...   Supporting Cast
Michele Sakara   ...   Supporting Cast
Emma Druetti   ...   Supporting Cast
Fausto Guerzoni   ...   Supporting Cast

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