Movie Night – Issue 74

BICYCLE THIEVES (LADRI DI BICICLETTE)- (1949) Perhaps one of the best films to come out of Italy and no doubt one of the most acclaimed . It was awarded a special Academy Award for “most outstanding foreign film” seven years before the category officially existed. Written by neorealist Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio DeSica, Bicycle Thieves is a uncomplicated film that highlights the life of Antonio (played by Lamberto Maggiorani) and the circumstances around his bicycle which gets stolen on the first day of a new job. He employs…

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