The Bike Thief

United Kingdom 2020
In English and Romanian, with partial English subtitles
79 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Matt Chambers
Screenplay: Matt Chambers
Cast: Alec Secareanu, Anamaria Marinca, Lucien Msamati, Aaron Neil, June Watson
Production: Lene Bausager, Sophia Gibber, Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes / Ugly Duckling Films, Ellipsis Pictures
Print Source: Beta Cinema

To the Rider his moped is everything. As a pizza delivery driver, it is his livelihood. As a breadline straddling, immigrant father it is his family's anchor. It takes his wife to work. It gets his daughter to school. So when one night the moped is stolen, his world collapses. He has to get back his bike – or replace it – in whatever way possible before his next shift starts. If he fails, he won't just lose his job, he will lose it all. He tries to ask the few familiar faces for help in this unfamiliar, disorienting city. However, as he runs out of time and his options are wearing thin, his moral compass begins to crack and he grows more and more willing to forgo his conscience in order to save himself and his family.

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