Ladri de biciclette
Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani.
Golden Globes, USA, 1950: Best Foreign Film.", "
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 1949: Silver Ribbons - Best Cinematography (Carlo Montuori) ; Best Director (Vittorio De Sica) ; Best Film ; Best Score (Alessandro Cicognini) ; Best Screenplay (Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri) ; Best Story (Cesare Zavattini).", "
Winner, Honorary Academy Award for most outstanding foreign film released in the United States in 1949 ; Winner, Best Foreign Film, 1950 Golden Globes ; Winner, Best Film from Any Source, 1950 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, 1949 National Board of Review, USA, Best Director (Vittorio de Sica), Best Film"]
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Antonio Ricci (to his son, Bruno, after losing sight of the old man who had ties to the bicycle thief): "...Why kill myself worrying when I'll end up just as dead anyways?" (father and son enter an upscale eatery) "Let's forget everything and get drunk!"
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