I watched a compelling Italian film, Ladri di biciclette
, last night. Since the film was made in 1948 it closely follows some of the real life experiences mentioned in the letters from Gaetano Dragotto to his brother Ignazio, which appeared serially on this forum as the letters were transliterated and translated by the able translators on Gente. Although I was able to understand bits and pieces of the dialog, I was thankful for the subtitles. As one might imagine, the events depicted during this time of Italy's history are not the most uplifting; however, the film itself is an important document; moreover, it's realism is so stark that it could be mistaken for documentary.