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Beijing Bicycle (2001)

Shiqi sui de dan che (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 25 April 2001 (France)
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A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

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Xiaoshuai Wang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lin Cui Lin Cui ... Guo Liangui (as Cui Lin)
Bin Li Bin Li ... Jian
Xun Zhou ... Qin
Yuanyuan Gao ... Xiao
Shuang Li Shuang Li ... Da Huan
Yiwei Zhao Yiwei Zhao ... Father
Yan Pang Yan Pang ... Mother
Fangfei Zhou Fangfei Zhou ... Rongrong
Jian Xie Jian Xie ... Manager
Yuhong Ma Yuhong Ma ... Accountant
Lei Liu Lei Liu ... Mantis
Mengnan Li Mengnan Li ... Qiu Sheng
Jian Li Jian Li ... Jian's Classmate
Yang Zhang Yang Zhang ... Jian's Classmate
Yuzhong Wang Yuzhong Wang ... Jian's Classmate
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Beijing: young men in packs, machismo, class divisions, violence, and indifference. Guei arrives from the country: toothbrushes, hotel foyers, and Qin, a rich neighbor in high heels, dazzle him. He gets a job as a messenger. The company issues him a bike, which he must pay for out of his wages. When it is stolen, Guei hunts for it. A student, Jian, has it; for him, it's the key to teen society - with his pals and with Xiao, a girl he fancies. Guei finds the bike and stubbornly tries to reclaim it in the face of great odds. But for Jian to lose the bike would mean humiliation. The two young men - and the people around them - are swept up in the youths' desperation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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hotel | courier | student | boy | messenger | See All (94) »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The arcade game that Jian and his friends play is "Dance Dance Revolution". See more »

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Reminiscent of The Bicycle Thief
29 September 2002 | by SinjinSBSee all my reviews

While watching this movie I couldn't help but be reminded of The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette). This is a story of determination of two young men. One works hard for a bicycle courier and on the day he would have earned the bike, it is stolen. The other steals money from his family and buys a bike so that he can impress a girl. Yes, it's the same bike. Amazingly, Guo is able to find his stolen bike, but that isn't the end of his troubles. I couldn't help but feel for all the crap he has to put up with, especially since all he wanted was to be a hard worker. Yet, like us all, life threw him a curveball and he does everything in his power to deal with the situation. *** (Out of 4)


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Country:

France | Taiwan | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

25 April 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beijing Bicycle See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$66,131

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,854
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Dolby

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Color (Fujicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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