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Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)

1948 | 1h 30m | Drama

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This landmark Italian neorealist drama became one of the best-known and most widely acclaimed European movies, including a special Academy Award as most outstanding foreign film seven years before that Oscar category existed. Written primarily by neorealist pioneer Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio DeSica, also one of the movement's main forces, the movie featured all the hallmarks of the neorealist style: a simple story about the lives of ordinary people, outdoor shooting and lighting, non-actors mixed together with actors, and a focus on social problems in the aftermath of World War ...

Director

Vittorio De Sica

Writers

Stars

Lamberto Maggiorani Enzo Stajola Lianella Carell Gino Saltamerenda Vittorio Antonucci Giulio Chiari Elena Altieri Carlo Jachino Michele Sakara Emma Druetti

Release date

24 Nov 1948

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