Unemployed Antonio Ricci is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. His wife, Maria, sells the family's bed linens to retrieve Antonio's bicycle from the pawnshop so he can take the job. However, disaster strikes when Antonio's bicycle is stolen, and his new job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his lively son, Bruno, Antonio combs the city, growing increasingly desperate for justice.
Awards - Academy Awards (Honorary Award for most outstanding foreign language film), Golden Globe (Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film), BAFTA Awards (BAFTA Film Award for Best Film), Locarno IFF (Special Prize of the Jury)
Nominations - Academy Awards (Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay), Faro Island FF (Audience Award & Golden Train Award for Best Film)