Lamberto Maggiorani as Antonio Ricci, The Bicycle Thief, 1948
Lamberto Maggiorani as Antonio Ricci, The Bicycle Thieves, 1948

“You live and you suffer. To hell with it. You want a pizza?”

— Antonio Ricci,  The Bicycle Thieves, 1948, Italy. Portrayed by Lamberto Maggiorani. Foreign Film Academy Award 1949. Director Vittorio de Sica, 50 Greatest Films of All Time – British Film Institute


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Roger Ebert Review:

… Such films stand outside time.   A man loves his family and wants to protect and support them. Society makes it difficult.   Who cannot identify with that?

Excerpt from Roger Ebert — Full review here.

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