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    The Bicycle Thief (Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche (ENIC), 1948). Italian Photobusta Set of 12 (19" X 13.5"). A landmark of Italian neo-realist cinema, this film, directed by Vittorio de Sica, tells the story of a man who sets out on a journey with his son to find his stolen bicycle and learns valuable lessons along the way. In a larger sense, the film explored a variety of social problems that beset Italy in the wake of World War II. The verisimilitude of the film is heightened by the director's decision to use ordinary people, not actors, in all the roles, making the story that much more realistic. Offered here is a very rare set of original Photobustas, complete with the front panel of the original envelope. The cards are very nearly immaculate, displaying only slight corner bumps in the upper and lower left corners. Otherwise, this is as nice a set of these rare country of origin posters as you're likely to see. Very Fine/Near Mint.

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