Saturday, May 02, 2009

Bicycle Thief


Poverty and misery in post world war Europe wasn't much different from that of the third world countries today. A man would do anything to keep a job. Bicycle Thief tells the simple story of one such man, the desperate struggle to keep the only job he ever had. Without giving away much of the plot, it makes you think to what extent would you go when you are desperate, when you are unable to go back to a family that depends on your job to keep food on the table.  The irony and sadness of human existence is that we often end up what we seek to destroy. A Netflix must watch!