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The Bicycle Thief (1948)

25 Jan

93m; Ital

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola and Lianella Carell

Synopsis (IMDB): A poor young father in postwar-ravaged Rome who finally finds work putting up Rita Hayworth posters around town, only to have his precious bicycle stolen the first day on the job. In a light moment as the father and his young son chase after the thief, the boy attempts to relieve himself against a wall, and his father lets him know they don’t have time for that. In another scene, the father tracks the thief into the kitchen of a brothel.

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