Vittorio de Sica's 1948 masterpiece of the Italian neorealist movement, regularly listed amongst the greatest films ever made. More
A man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle - his means of transport required for work. The simple story follows the man and his wide-eyed son as they try to track down the bike on the streets of post-war, poverty-stricken Rome.
Using untrained actors and shot in everyday settings, Bicycle Thieves (also known as The Bicycle Thief) has come to define the neoralist film movement and had a major influence on film. Martin Scorsese: "A film of powerful simplicity, and that's a rare quality in movies." Hide