THE BIKE THIEF
2020 | Dir Matt Chambers | 79 mins | UK
This British drama starring Alec Secăreanu (God’s Own Country) is a modern re-imagining of Vittoria de Sica’s Bicycle Thieves.
The Rider (Alec Secăreanu) is an ordinary man, working hard to protect and support his family. He works as a delivery driver while his wife, Elena (Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days), spends her days cleaning grand houses and caring for their two children. When the Rider’s moped is stolen, he must race against time to recover the source of his livelihood. A timely examination of the precarity of London’s working class.
English and Romanian with English subtitles.
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“A modern update on Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist classic Bicycle Thieves, Matt Chambers’ feature debut pays the same attention and care to the day-to-day struggles of the urban working class. The refusal to either romanticise or overly dramatise it makes for especially poignant results and the clear-eyed, unsentimental approach renders the characters’ turmoil even more tragic” Phuong Le in The Guardian