- Original title
Ladri di biciclette
- Running time
- 93 min.
Vittorio De Sica
Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Gherardo Gherardi, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri (Novel: Luigi Bartolini)
Carlo Montuori (B&W)
Produzioni De Sica (PDS)
Drama | Neorealism. Job/Employment
- Synopsis / Plot
- After nearly two years of unemployment, Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) finally finds work posting bills. But he needs a bicycle to do the job. Unfortunately, he was forced to pawn his own bicycle long ago, so Antonio has to exchange his family's linen for his bicycle. But when the bike is stolen on his first day of work, he must comb the streets of Rome in search of the bike: his family's only means to survival.
: Oscar: Honorary Award for Best Foreign Lang. Picture. Nom. for Screenplay
: Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: BAFTA Awards: Best Film
1949: 6 Awards from Sindicato Nacional of Periodistas Italianos: Incl. Movie, Director
: 2 Awards National Board of Review: Best Movie, Director
1949: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Locarno Film Festival: Special Prize of the Jury
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