The Bicycle Thief Poster

Release Date: December 13th, 1949

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. His wife, Maria (Lianella Carell), sells the family's bed linens to retrieve Antonio's bicycle from the pawnshop so he can take the job. However, disaster strikes when Antonio's bicycle is stolen, and his new job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his lively son, Bruno (Enzo Staiola), Antonio combs the city, growing increasingly desperate for justice.

Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Enzo Staiola, Elena Altieri, Vittorio Antonucci, Gino Saltamerenda, Fausto Guerzoni

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Wife, Son, Underdog, 1940s, Family, Quest, Endearing

Awards

Winner Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1949)
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Special Foreign Language Film Award
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)