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Title Ladri di biciclette [videorecording] = Bicycle thieves / un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; soggetto di Cesare Zavattini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli [and others] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2007.


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Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (75 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Series Criterion collection ; 374
Criterion collection ; 374.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
Language Italian or dubbed English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Cast Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri.
Credits Fotografia [= cinematography], Carlo Montuori ; scenografo [= art director], Antonio Traverso ; montaggio [= editor], Eraldo Da Roma ; musiche del maestro [= music], Alessandro Cicognini.
Note Based on the novel: Ladri de biciclette by Luigi Bartolini.
Title on spine of accompanying guide: On Bicycle thieves.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Program notes in container insert (print guide) include the following essays : "A passionate commitment to the real" by film critic Godfrey Cheshire, "Ode to the common man" by filmmaker Charles Burnett, "Some ideas on the cinema" by neorealist writer Cesare Zavattini, "Bicycle Thieves" by film critic Andre Bazin, and the following remembrances : "My secret" by director De Sica, "But this is Maria" by actor Carell, "We were always on the street" by Luisa Alessandri, "The smallest detail" by Sergio Leone, "Many friends, much noise" by Manuel De Sica, "Money kills the imagination" by Maria Mercader.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary In post-WWII poverty-stricken Rome, a man struggles to earn a living for himself and his family. When his bicycle and main means of transport is stolen, with his young son in tow, he attempts to find the thief.
Note Special features: "Working with De Sica" featurette, a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is: The neorealist movement in Italy," featurette, a new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with film scholar Mark Shiel; Documentary by Carlo Lizzani on longtime De Sica collaborator and neorealist Cesare Zavattini.
Contents Disc 2, the supplements. "Working with De Sica (23 min.) -- Life as it is : the neorealist movement in Italy (40 min.) -- Cesare Zavattini (56 min.).
Subject Poverty -- Italy -- Rome -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Unemployed -- Italy -- Rome -- 1945- -- Drama.
Bicycles -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Bicycle theft -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Thieves -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1945- -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Economic conditions -- 1945- -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Italian.
Added Author Zavattini, Cesare, 1902-1989. Screenwriter.
Biancoli, Oreste. Screenwriter.
Montuori, Carlo, 1885-1968. Screenwriter.
De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974. Screenwriter. Director.
Maggiorani, Lamberto, 1910-1983. Actor.
Staiola, Enzo, 1939- Actor.
Carell, Lianella, 1927-2000. Actor.
Cicognini, Alessandro. Composer.
Bartolini, Luigi, 1892-1963. Ladri de biciclette.
Produzioni De Sica S.A.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Bicycle thieves
Bicycle thief
Ladri di biciclette (Motion picture)
On Bicycle thieves.
ISBN 193412124X
Standard No. 715515022224
Music No. CC1681D Criterion Collection

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