Bicycle Thieves

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Bicycle Thieves

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Bicycle Thieves

Release Date: November 24, 1948

Year    :   1948
Slogan    :   «The Prize Picture They Want to Censor!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Produzioni De Sica
Director    :   Vittorio De Sica
Producers    :   Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica, Umberto Scarpelli, Roberto Moretti, Nino Misiano
Writers    :   Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Luigi Bartolini, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri, Gherardo Gherardi
RunTime    :   89 mins.
Budget    :   133000
Revenue    :   436655

Unemployed Antonio is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. However on his first day, his bicycle—essential to his work—gets stolen. His job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his son, Antonio combs the city, becoming desperate for justice.

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