A simple story about the theft of a much-needed bicycle on which Di Sica hangs a portrait of post-war Rome. We are carried through Rome's streets, houses, cafes and bordellos meeting characters made rich or poor depending on who they were prepared to step on.
The ending of the man and boy disappearing into a crowd of people suggests that this is just one of the stories that could have been told.
Somehow I forgot to log this at the time. An insane and beautiful homage to the Italian gialli thrillers of the 60s and 70s full of whirling camera-work and lurid, saturated colours. A must watch for horror fans that don't mind a little art-house insanity served with their terror.