Bicycle Thieves

Legacy

The film was a major influence on film directors of the Iranian New Wave, such as Jafar Panahi[18] and Dariush Mehrjui.[19] Other directors that called it an influence are Satyajit Ray,[20] Ken Loach,[21] Giorgio Mangiamele,[22] Bimal Roy,[23] Anurag Kashyap,[24] Balu Mahendra,[25] Basu Chatterjee[26] and Isao Takahata.

The film was used as source material for the 1985 cult classic Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.[27]

The film was parodied in the 1989 film The Icicle Thief.

Bicycle Thieves was featured in Robert Altman's 1992 film The Player.


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