History Film / BicycleThieves

16th May '16 7:16:20 AM libertydude
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* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: The film's final shot has Antonio and Bruno walking away from the camera into a large crowd of people, all of them heading home after the long day.
16th May '16 7:09:56 AM libertydude
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Tearjerker}} "You live and you suffer."]]]]
16th May '16 6:59:10 AM libertydude
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* ButtMonkey: Poor Antonio gets the shaft in pretty much every way possible. His bike is stolen, the police won't help him, and all attempts to get the bike back result in failure or just make things worse for him. If the saints are looking down from Heaven, they must not see Antonio.



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The film shows 3 days, but largely takes place over the course of one day.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The film shows 3 days, but largely mostly takes place over the course of one day.



* HopeSpot: The film is full of them. Antonio spots the thief at another market and questions the thief's accomplice (an old man), but he escapes during a Mass service and gives them nothing. Then Antonio actually finds the thief himself, but [[spoiler: there is no evidence tying him to the crime and he is let free]]. Finally, there is the ending, where Antonio himself [[spoiler: tries to steal a bike, but is immediately captured and forced to give it back]]. Pretty much every chance for things to go right are just fleeting.




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* ThrowTheDogABone: Granted, it's a very small bone, but it qualifies. After Antonio [[spoiler: has been caught stealing the bike, the owner is initially planning to take him to the police. But when he notices Bruno bawling and grabbing at his father, the owner changes his mind and lets Antonio go]].
* YankTheDogsChain: Probably one of the most famous examples in cinema. Just when it looks like Antonio will be able to move his family out of poverty, his bicycle is stolen and risks him losing his job. Throughout his journey to get it back, all chances to find it turn out out to be useless and he's eventually forced to [[spoiler: try to steal a bicycle himself]]. But not even that goes right for him, as he is [[spoiler: immediately captured and forced to give the bike back]]. The movie really is just one long chain yank for poor Antonio.
16th May '16 6:23:52 AM libertydude
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* DoubleMeaningTitle
* DownerEnding

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* DoubleMeaningTitle
DoubleMeaningTitle: The title not only refers to the people who stole Antonio's bike, but also to [[spoiler: Antonio himself, as he himself becomes a bicycle thief in desperation]].
* DownerEndingDownerEnding: [[spoiler: Antonio never finds his bicycle, and his attempt to steal another one merely gets him caught. Though he is released when the bicycle owner notices his son Bruno, Antonio is still without a bicycle and unlikely able to keep his new job. His hope of a better life for his family has been dashed, and he's now just back in the same crowd of unemployed that he was before.]]



* ExtremelyShortTimespan

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* ExtremelyShortTimespanExtremelyShortTimespan: The film shows 3 days, but largely takes place over the course of one day.
22nd Apr '16 9:19:42 PM Usagi1992
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* PlayingSick: When Antonio catches up with the thief, he (the thief) pretends to faint.



* PlayingSick: When Antonio catches up with the thief, he (the thief) pretends to faint.
4th Mar '16 10:42:32 AM Mdumas43073
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4th Mar '16 10:40:05 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Ladri di biciclette''''' (translating in English as '''''Bicycle Thieves''''', though it is more commonly known in that language as '''''The Bicycle Thief''''') is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films ever to come out of Italy, and one of the greatest overall of all time; regularly appearing on various critics' and magazines' lists of the top 10 best ever made and winning the 1950 Academy Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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'''''Ladri ''Ladri di biciclette''''' biciclette'' (translating in English as '''''Bicycle Thieves''''', ''Bicycle Thieves'', though it is more commonly known in that language as '''''The ''The Bicycle Thief''''') Thief'') is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films ever to come out of Italy, and one of the greatest overall of all time; regularly appearing on various critics' and magazines' lists of the top 10 best ever made and winning the 1950 Academy Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Film.



The plot of ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'' was loosely inspired by that of this film.

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The plot of ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'' ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' was loosely inspired by that of this film.
13th Feb '16 5:46:31 AM Mhazard
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* RedHerring: Played with, most minor characters appeared to be [[ChekhovsGunman important]], except they are not the catalysts of the events.
2nd Jan '16 11:27:28 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Ladri di biciclette''''' (translating in English as '''''Bicycles Thieves''''', though it is more commonly known in that language as '''''The Bicycle Thief''''') is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films ever to come out of Italy, and one of the greatest overall of all time; regularly appearing on various critics' and magazines' lists of the top 10 best ever made and winning the 1950 Academy Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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'''''Ladri di biciclette''''' (translating in English as '''''Bicycles '''''Bicycle Thieves''''', though it is more commonly known in that language as '''''The Bicycle Thief''''') is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films ever to come out of Italy, and one of the greatest overall of all time; regularly appearing on various critics' and magazines' lists of the top 10 best ever made and winning the 1950 Academy Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
26th Jan '15 8:56:21 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* SelectiveEnforcement: Antonio finds the thief, but the police doesn't arrest him, because there is no proof. When [[spoiler: Antonio tries to steal a bicycle himself, he is caught immediately]].

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* SelectiveEnforcement: Antonio finds the thief, but the police doesn't don't arrest him, because there is no proof. When [[spoiler: Antonio tries to steal a bicycle himself, he is caught immediately]].
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