About

Antonio, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last finds a good job hanging up posters, the only requirement for which is that he must have his own bicycle. When Antonio's bicycle is stolen, he and his son are forced to walk the streets of Rome in search of it, or else face ruin.

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Directed by

Vittorio De Sica

Written by

Vittorio De Sica (Screenplay)
Cesare Zavattini (Screenplay)
Oreste Biancoli (Screenplay)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico (Screenplay)
Luigi Bartolini (Novel)
Adolfo Franci (Screenplay)
Gerardo Guerrieri (Screenplay)
Gherardo Gherardi (Screenplay)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Cast

Keywords

thief society italian unemployment rome job riding a bicycle poster search stolen bicycle madame realism

Photos

Lists

#97 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#13 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#194 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#4 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Awards

Honorary Award

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Cesare Zavattini