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Adam Gopnik on L’ATALANTE

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    Directed by Jean Vigo • 1934 • France
    Starring Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo, Michel Simon

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  • Bicycle Thieves

    Directed by Vittorio De Sica • 1948 • Italy
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