Regardless what you use things for, when that item gets broken or in this case stolen your world can fall apart. In Matty Chambers British indie drama The Bike Thief, Alec Secareanu‘s World Is Turned Upside Down.
The God’s Own Country stars as The Rider, an ordinary hard working man who depends on his moped to work and to provide for his family. He works for a pizza delivery man for a local restaurant, he takes his wife Elena (Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days) to clean homes. When his bike is stolen, his income goes downhill.
This has a big slice of gritty reality to it. With this pandemic robbing majority of people of earning their income, every little thing is essential. We’ll do anything to get food on the table and keep a roof over you and your family. You could say this might be a modern retelling of the classic Vittorio De Sica‘s The Bicycle Thieves? Certainly inspired, this looks pretty good…
The Bike Thief is a gritty British drama-thriller starring Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country) and Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days). The Rider is an ordinary, hard-working man. Everything he does is done to protect and support his family. He works as a delivery driver for a local Pizza restaurant, which happens to be owned and run by his landlord. The Rider’s wife, Elena, spends her days cleaning grand houses and caring for their two children. When the Rider’s moped is stolen, his world turns upside down and a race against time starts to recover the source of his livelihood.
The Bike Thief was written and directed by Matt Chambers and features an original soundtrack by Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers.
Signature Entertainment will release The Bike Thief on Digital Platforms from the 3rd May.