With Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Stajola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci
"The Bicycle Thief is so well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness.”
Filled with bitter social commentary and documentary-like
observations of postwar Italy, De Sica’s classic portrait of
working-class desperation follows the struggles of an unemployed
father who finds solace in his loyal young son.