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Bicycle Thieves (BFI Top 50 - no. 33) Bicycle Thieves (BFI Top 50 - no. 33)

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Italian drama co-written and directed by Vittorio De Sica which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1949. The film tells the story of Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani), a working-class Italian living just above the poverty line in Rome. Things begin to look up for Antonio when he finally lands a job as a bill-sticker, although his happiness is short-lived as his bicycle, which is essential for the promised job, is stolen.

With his family's future in the balance, Antonio and his son Bruno (Enzo Staiola) set off on a journey across the city in a desperate bid to find those responsible and reclaim the precious bike.

No. 33 in the BFI's 50 Greatest Films of All Time.

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Italian drama co-written and directed by Vittorio De Sica which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1949. The film tells the story of Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani), a working-class Italian living just above the poverty line in Rome. Things begin to look up for Antonio when he finally lands a job as a bill-sticker, although his happiness is short-lived as his bicycle, which is essential for the promised job, is stolen.

With his family's future in the balance, Antonio and his son Bruno (Enzo Staiola) set off on a journey across the city in a desperate bid to find those responsible and reclaim the precious bike.

No. 33 in the BFI's 50 Greatest Films of All Time.

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Extras

  • Brand new restored high definition digital transfer of the film
  • Newly translated and more complete optional English subtitles
  • Feature length audio commentary by Italian Cinema expert Robert Gordon, author of BFI Modern Classics: Bicycle Thieves
  • Cesare Zavattini, a feature length documentary by director Carlo Lizzani on the great screenwriter, novelist, critic, long time De Sica collaborator and founder of Italian neorealism
  • Timeless Cinema, a documentary portrait of director, actor and screenwriter Vittorio De Sica
  • Original trailer advertising De Sica’s films, featuring Bicycle Thieves star Lamberto Maggiorani and Francesco Golisano presenting Miracle in Milan
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Samuel Webster

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027035015965
Catalogue Number FCD1428
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1948
Director Vittorio de Sica
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Video
Countries Italy
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound 1.0 Mono
Subtitles English
Language(s) Italian
Running time 89 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

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