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Bus 44 (2001)

Che si shi si (original title)
On the outskirts of a small town, a bus driver and her passengers encounter highway robbers.

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Dayyan Eng

Writer:

Dayyan Eng
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Cast

Cast overview:
Beibi Gong ... The Bus Driver
Chao Wu Chao Wu ... The Young Man
Yixiang Li Yixiang Li ... Short Bandit (as Qiang Li)
Kui Zhou Kui Zhou ... Tall Bandit
Qing Sun Qing Sun ... Policeman #1
Jianxin Zhang Jianxin Zhang ... Policeman #2
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The driver of the bus 44 stops the bus for a young man who tries to flirt with her, but she asks him to sit down. On her next stop, two thieves get on the bus and rob the passengers. One robber takes the bus driver to a nearby bush to rape her. The young man summons the other passengers to help the driver but nobody moves. The young man fights against one of the robbers but is stabbed on the leg. When the rapist releases the bus driver, she gets on the bus but does not allow the young man to get in. Why not, if he was the only person that tried to help her? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Colordance Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"Bus 44" was the first Chinese short film to win an award in the history of Venice Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. "Bus 44" was the first-ever Chinese short film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight. See more »

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Sad Reality in Third World Countries
27 March 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The driver of the bus 44 stops the bus for a young man that tries to flirt with her, but she asks him to sit down. On her next stop, two thieves get on the bus and rob the passenger. One robber takes the bus driver to the bush to rape her. The young man summons the other passengers to help the driver but nobody moves. The young man fights against one of the robbers but is stabbed on the leg. When the rapist releases the bus driver, she gets on the bus but allow the young man to get in? Why, if he was the only person that tried to help her?

"Che si shi si", a.k.a. "Bus 44", is a short with a story that is a sad reality in Third World Countries: thieves robbing buses and raping of women. This short is very well acted and directed and despite the predictable conclusion, it is worthwhile watching it in Internet. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Bus 44"


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