Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell
Level: Secondary / 14-16, Post 16
Vittorio De Sicas Italian Neo-Realism classic follows a poor young father in post-war Rome who finally finds work putting up Rita Hayworth posters, only to have his precious bicycle stolen. The film focuses on both the relationship between the father and his son and the problems surrounding poverty and unemployment in post-war Italy.
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