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Winner of the 1949 Best Foreign Film Academy Award. Winner of the 1949 Best Foreign Film Academy Award.
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Simple in concept yet devastating in execution, Vittorio De Sica's neo-realist masterpiece begins with the news that unemployed father-of-two Antonio Ricci has been offered a job as a poster-sticker. There's only one catch: he needs his own bicycle, and when it's stolen on his first day, it has the impact of a thunderbolt.

With the help of his small son Bruno, an increasingly desperate Ricci searches through markets, flophouses and even private apartments, a quest painting as vivid a picture of a palpably wounded city (Rome after World War II) as anyone has captured on film. It s the only film other than Citizen Kane to top Sight & Sound's decennial poll of the best films ever made. Simple in concept yet devastating in execution, Vittorio De Sica's neo-realist masterpiece begins with the news that unemployed father-of-two Antonio Ricci has been offered a job as a poster-sticker. There's only one catch: he needs his own bicycle, and when it's stolen on his first day, it has the impact of a thunderbolt.

With the help of his small son Bruno, an increasingly desperate Ricci searches through markets, flophouses and even private apartments, a quest painting as vivid a picture of a palpably wounded city (Rome after World War II) as anyone has captured on film. It s the only film other than Citizen Kane to top Sight & Sound's decennial poll of the best films ever made.

Extras

Restored HD digital transfer of the film

Newly translated and more complete English subtitles

Feature length audio commentary with Italian cinema expert Robert Gordon

Timeless Cinema, a documentary portrait of actor, writer and director Vittorio De Sica

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SKU 5027035015965
Catalogue Number FCD1428
Year 1948
Director Vittorio de Sica
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Arrow Video
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour B & W
Sound 1.0 Mono
Subtitles English
Language(s) Italian
Running time 89 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate U

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