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De Sica,Vittorio

Bicycle thieves Ladri de biciclette videorecording Ladri de biciclette Bicycle thief story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica. - Special ed. - Irvington, N.Y Santa Monica, Calif Criterion Collection Distributed by Image Entertainment c2007 - 2 videodiscs (89 min.) sd., b&w 4 3/4 in 1 booklet (75 pp.) - The Criterion collection 374 . - Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 374. .

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.

In post-WWII poverty-stricken Rome, a man struggles to earn a living for himself and his family. When his bicycle and main means of transport is stolen, with his young son in tow, he attempts to find the thief.

Cinematographer, Carlo Montuori ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; original music, Alessandro Cicognini. Cinematographer, Carlo Montuori ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; original music, Alessandro Cicognini.

Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri.

Not rated.


DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, high-definition transfer.


Italian dialogue with optional English dubbed soundtrack, English subtitles.

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).

193412124X 9781934121245




Poor families--Italy--Rome--Drama.
Cycling--Italy--Rome--Drama.
Bicycles--Italy--Rome--Drama.
Offenses against property--Italy--Rome--Drama.
Criminal investigation--Italy--Rome--Drama.
Fathers and sons--Italy--Rome--Drama.


Rome (Italy)--Drama.


Feature films.
Foreign films--Italy.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Melodrama.

PN1995.9.M45 / B539354 2007

791.4372 / BI

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