Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thieves) is a brilliant Italian neo-realist film from 1948 directed by Vittorio De Sica. It's about a poor man searching the streets for his stolen bicycle, which he needs to be able to work.
Tragic and wonderful film and unfortunately all to easy for me to relate to today.
My beautiful bike, that I too use to ride to work, has been STOLEN.
The shameless scoundrels nabbed my two-wheeled beauty from outside of my boyfriend's apartment, even though it was securely chained to the designated bike rack.
Imagine my horror when I happily went down stairs; my swish bike baskets in hand; ready to ride to work only to discover it GONE, GONE, GONE!
I know I am not the first and sadly will not be the last person to face this predicament but I am extra sad because my bike was a beloved gift from dear friends.
Heartless Thieves know this -- your karma will catch up with you for this and I hope it is excruciatingly painful and deforms you in the process!