As most of the Cinema lovers, Me too love watching Italian films, the mother of Neo-realistic movies. The first one I watched in this genre is "Bicycle Thief(ves)" by Vittorio De Sica.
It starts in the period where unemployment is at its peak post world war. The Protagonist Antonio looks for a job and he gets a job with a must have requirement of Bicycle. He gets it by selling the blankets in his house. While on his work pasting posters in the city, another person steals Antonio's bicycle. This makes Antonio's job in stake. Antonio roams around the city with his friends and son to search it. What happens in the end? Its better to watch it in the screen.
Characterization in the film is awesome. Acting of that little boy is superb. Screenplay of the film simply ties the viewer with the movie. I couldn't believe that this movie came in 1948.