Bicycle Thieves

December 23, 2014 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Classic Film, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS | 2 Comments |

(Dir. Vittorio De Sica) (1948)

To glue posters to walls around ration-bound post-war Rome, a man needs a bike.  When that bike, obtained with pawnbroker money, is stolen, the man is driven to desperate measures.  A simple lesson in how adverse circumstances can break anyone, filmed and played naturally and without sentimentality.  A classic.

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