BICYCLE THIEVES (Ladri di biciclette)

1948. (93 min.)

directed by: Victorio De Sica

screenplay by: Luigi Bartolini, Cesare Zavattini...

cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola...

02/07/04 - New Beverly Cinema - 7165 West Beverly Blvd. LA - 3:05 pm

There's nothing larger than life. It is a magnificent millstone the size of the sun under which everything falls. A bicycle can be useful if youíre running away from its grind, but thereís nothing that can prevent it form finally catching up. Despair equals abandonment, fear is folly Ė no solution, no recipe for life, it canít be dealt with, canít be cured. Itís a chronic condition, and you can laugh, cry, feel pain or pleasure, only thing you never want is to stop.