Not Rated | | Drama
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Vittorio De Sica casted the 8-year-old Enzo Staiola when he noticed the young boy watching the film's production on a street while helping his father sell flowers.
You must plant your seeds in another field. Do you understand what I mean?
Young man seeking advice: No, I don't understand.
La Santona: It's simple, my boy. What good is planting seeds if the soil rejects them? You plant, but don't gather. Understand?
Young man seeking advice: I haven't understood a word.
La Santona: She ...
The accomplice thief who first spies the bike then misleads in the car chase, goes from clean shaven to unshaven between the two scenes.
$25,010 (USA) (7 February 1999)
$332,930 (USA) (5 September 1999)
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