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Bicycle Thieves
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Bicycle Thieves (Italian: Ladri di biciclette), also known as The Bicycle Thief, is a 1948 Italian neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a poor man searching the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle, which he needs to be able to work. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Luigi Bartolini and was adapted for the screen by Cesare Zavattini. It stars Lamberto Maggiorani as the poor man searching for his lost bicycle and Enzo Staiola as his son.

《偷自行車的人》是一部由維多裏奧狄西嘉(意大利語:Ladri di biciclette)執導的一九四八年意大利新現實主義影片。該片說的是一個需要用自行車工作的窮人,滿羅馬街頭尋找被盜走了的自行車的故事。這部影片由Cesare Zavattini根據Luigi Bartolini的同名小說改篇為電影劇本。Lamberto Maggiorani 主演該片的男主角,Enzo Staiola則扮演他的兒子。

It was given an Academy Honorary Award in 1950, and, just four years after its release, was deemed the greatest film of all time by the magazine Sight & Sound's poll of filmmakers and critics in 1952.[2] The film placed sixth as the greatest ever made in Sight & Sound's latest directors' poll, conducted in 2002,[3] and was ranked in top 10 of the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.

一九五零年《偷自行車的人》被授予奧斯卡榮譽獎。在該片出品後僅僅四年的一九五二年,英國電影雜誌《Sight & Sound》根據對電影製作人和影評家們的民意調查,認定該片為任何時代最偉大的作品。二零零二年,《Sight & Sound》根據最新的對電影導演的民意測試而列出的有史以來最佳影片的名單中,該片排名第六。在英國電影協會(BFI: British Film Institute)列出的十四歲前必看的五十部電影中《偷自行車的人》排在前十名。

Antonio Ricci is an unemployed man in the depressed post-World War II economy of Italy. With a wife and two children to support, he is desperate for work. He is delighted to at last get a good job pasting up posters, but he has to have a bicycle. He is told unequivocally, "No bicycle, no job." His wife Maria pawns their bedsheets in order to get money to redeem his bicycle from the pawnbroker.



On his first day of work, Antonio's bicycle is stolen by a young thief, who snatches it when he is putting up a poster. Antonio gives chase, but to no avail. He goes to the police, but there is little they can do. The only option is for Antonio, his young son Bruno, and his friends to walk the streets of Rome themselves, looking for the bicycle. After trying for hours with no luck, they finally give up.


During a rare treat of a meal in a restaurant, Antonio shares his shattered dreams with his son. Desperate, Antonio even visits the dubious fortune teller that he had earlier mocked. However, she merely doles out to him the vague and unhelpful, "you'll find the bike quickly, or not at all." Antonio hands over some money and leaves.

父子倆難得的上了一回餐館,安東尼奧給兒子講了已經破粹了的夢想。 絕望之際,安東尼奧去拜訪了一個曾被他嘲笑的巫婆。 她隻扔給他一句模棱兩可,毫無幫助的話:“你會很快找到自行車,否則根本就找不到。”安東尼奧給了她一點錢,然後就離開了。

As he walks out of the clairvoyant's house, he encounters the thief and chases him into a whorehouse. Antonio takes the thief outside and is set upon by the hostile neighbours. Bruno slips off to fetch a policeman. Antonio meanwhile, angrily accuses the thief of stealing his bike, but the young man denies it. When the policeman arrives, the thief is lying on the ground, having or feigning a seizure. The irate neighbours blame Antonio for causing the "innocent" boy's fit.


The policeman tells Antonio that his case is weak; he did not catch the thief red-handed, nor did he get the names of any witnesses, and the policeman is certain the neighbours will give the thief an alibi. Antonio gives up and walks away in despair, to the jeers of the crowd.


Sitting on the curb outside a packed football stadium, Antonio sees hundreds and hundreds of parked bicycles. As he cradles his head in despair, a fleet of bicycles speeds past him. After vacillating for some time, he tries to steal one outside an apartment. However, he is caught by a crowd of angry men who slap and humiliate him in front of his son. The bicycle's owner sees how upset Bruno is and mercifully declines to press charges. Antonio and his son walk away, dejected.



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