Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 276: Thu Oct 3

Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948): Phoenix Cinema, 11am

Chicago Reader review:
Though open to criticism for its obsession with the brutality of modern life, this 1948 film by Vittorio De Sica is undeniably the most important neorealist film after Rossellini's Open City. As a man searches for the stolen bicycle that means the difference between work and unemployment, De Sica explores the terrible dehumanization of postwar life—and finds that loneliness is its unifying theme.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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