Cover image for Bicycle thieves Ladri de biciclette
Bicycle thieves Ladri de biciclette
Bicycle thieves Ladri de biciclette
Special ed.
Publication Information:
Irvington, N.Y. : Criterion Collection ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2007]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
System Details:
DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, high-definition transfer.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
The Criterion collection ; 374
Language Note:
Italian dialogue with optional English dubbed soundtrack, English subtitles.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.

Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani.
Golden Globes, USA, 1950: Best Foreign Film.

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 1949: Silver Ribbons - Best Cinematography (Carlo Montuori) ; Best Director (Vittorio De Sica) ; Best Film ; Best Score (Alessandro Cicognini) ; Best Screenplay (Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri) ; Best Story (Cesare Zavattini).
In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle and main means of transportation to work. With his wide-eyed young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief.
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