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Vittorio De Sica

Polkupyöravaras
(Ladri di biciclette)

Italy, 1948

In Italian / Finnish subtitles

93 min

Suitable for all audicences


Given an honorary Oscar in 1949, routinely voted one of the greatest films of all time, revered as one of the foundation stones of Italian neorealism, it is a simple, powerful film about a man who needs a job. -- Neorealism, as a term, means many things, but it often refers to films of working class life, set in the culture of poverty, and with the implicit message that in a better society wealth would be more evenly distributed. -- "It is one of those rare works of art which seem to emerge from the welter of human experience without smoothing away the raw edges, or losing what most movies lose--the sense of confusion and accident in human affairs."
Roger Ebert, Rogerebert.com

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Screenplay:
Cesare Zavattini based on a novel by Luigin Bartolinin
Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri, Gina Saltamerenda
Print: IhmeFilmi


Age recommendation: KULPS! 7.-8.classes

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