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Bicycle Thieves

Hungarian title:

Biciklitolvajok

Artist: Size:
Kemény, György A1 1 Sheet (cca. 55 x 84 cm)
Year: Condition:
1968 Fine. Vertical and horizontal fold marks, one small tear at the top left corner.
Material:
Paper, offset.

Price: $600


Description:

Re-release. Great poster by one of the most important Hungarian poster artists for the re-release of a legendary movie from 1948 by Vittorio de Sica. Original title: Ladri di biciclette. 

Bicycle Thieves (Italian: Ladri di biciclette; originally titled The Bicycle Thief in the United States) is a 1948 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film follows the story of a poor father searching post-World War II Rome for his stolen bicycle, without which he will lose the job which was to be the salvation of his young family. Adapted for the screen by Cesare Zavattini from a novel by Luigi Bartolini, and starring Lamberto Maggiorani as the desperate father and Enzo Staiola as his plucky young son, Bicycle Thieves is widely regarded as a masterpiece of Italian neorealism. It received an Academy Honorary Award in 1950 and, just four years after its release, was deemed the greatest film of all time by Sight & Sound magazine's poll of filmmakers and critics; fifty years later the same poll ranked it sixth among greatest-ever films. It is also one of the top ten among the British Film Institute's list of films you should see by the age of 14. (source: wikipedia.org)