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The Bicycle Thief (1948)

The original title in Italian is Ladri di biclette and I’ve seen it translated different ways including Bicycle Thieves or The Bicycle Thief. Personally, the latter seems more powerful because it develops the ambiguity of the film right in the title. 831 more words


Two Women

Film Title

Two Women


Vittorio De Sica


  • Sophia Loren as Cesira
  • Eleonora Brown as Rosetta
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Michele

A harrowing account of a mother trying to protect her daughter in the dark days of World War II, Two Women is strikingly told and excellently acted. 855 more words

Movie Reviews

Umberto D. - Review


One of my grandmothers turned 90 years old in January. We took her on a trip to the Philippines for Christmas so that she can celebrate her family back on her homeland, and although it almost seemed nice to see her happy to be back home for probably one last time, a thought of sadness hit me as I came to remember something she once told me. 987 more words

Film Reviews

Vittorio de Sica’s - LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES - issued on dvd

Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it. 82 more words

Italian Cinema

Poignant dignity

“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery”

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Italian director Vittorio de Sica’s masterpiece, Umberto D, is being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of Italian Neorealism movement… It is fairly known that “Neorealism, as a term, can mean several things; it often refers to films of working class life and of the struggles and social conditions of people set in the culture of poverty. 1,465 more words


EFC II #131 - Bicycle Thieves (1948)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#131 – Bicycle Thieves {Ladri Di Biciclette} (1948)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

The one hundred and thirty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a simple yet powerful Italian film, Bicycle Thieves. 31 more words

Epic Film Challenge