The unemployment rate is high in post-war Italy. Antonio Ricci has been jobless for two years, when he is offered a job as a postman. There is only one condition: he must have a bike of his own. At the moment, his bicycle is at the pawn-shop, but Antonio's wife Maria says they can pawn their six sheep instead. The first day at work Antonio's bicycle is stolen. A friend offers to help him search for it the next morning at Piazza Vittorio, where the street vendors sell stolen bikes. The search is unsuccessful, but Antonio and his little son Bruno don't give up.
Will they find the bicycle?
K. H. Kala Soudha
Hanumanth Nagar, Behind Ramanjaneya Temple, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019, India