The Bicycle Thief (Symbolism in Film)



What are the thematic and ironic connections between the two actual bicycle thieves in “The Bicycle Thief”? The first bike thief stole the bicycle, because he could not afford to buy it, to sell and earn a living. Antonio, the second bicycle thief, did it because he needed the bike to earn a living, but could not afford to buy another one. How does De Sica’s camera create the impression that the number of bicycle thieves could easily grow? Continue reading