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Fahrraddiebe (1948)

Ladri di biciclette (original title)
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lianella Carell ...
Elena Altieri ...
The Charitable Lady
Gino Saltamerenda ...
Baiocco
Giulio Chiari ...
Vittorio Antonucci ...
The Thief
Michele Sakara ...
Secretary of the Charity Organization
Fausto Guerzoni ...
Amateur Actor
Emma Druetti
Carlo Jachino ...
A Beggar
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Storyline

Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job - for which he needs a bike - hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. Ricci finally manages to locate the thief but with no proof, he has to abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Ricci won't be able to keep his job. Written by jolusoma

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bicycle | thief | job | italy | search | See All (212) »

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The Prize Picture They Want to Censor!

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Drama

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 1951 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Fahrraddiebe  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$133,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,845, 4 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$332,930, 5 September 1999
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by the Vatican in the "values" category of its list of 45 "great films." See more »

Quotes

The Beggar: I mind my own business, I bother nobody, and what do I get? Trouble.
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The true point of the film
14 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

....is the relationship of the father and son.

Watch the film with your focus on the son, not the father. Watch what happens to the boy, what he sees, how he is influenced, his point of view. The father is so preoccupied with the bicycle he fails to see what is happening to his son. This is the strength of the film. Watch the boy.


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