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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Rating:
Starring: Lee Bing, Cui Lin, Li Shuang, Zhou Xun, Gao Yuanyuan
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Category: Foreign
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
Subtitles:
English
Length:
113 mins

 
 

 

"A wonderful film." - Mark Alston, Village Weekly

Persistence pays off for country boy Guei (Cui Lin) when he lands a coveted job as a bicycle messenger on the teeming streets of Beijing. The silver mountain bike he now rides will be his- once he earns 600 yuan. But just as he makes his final payment, the bicycles is stolen!

On the other side of town, Beijing schoolboy Jian (Lee Bing) longs for a bicycles so he can ride around with his girlfriend Qin (Zhou Xun). Tired of banking on his father's empty promises, he steals a sum of money and buys a used bicycle- the bicycle that once belonged to Guei.

After endless searching, Guei finally tracks down his bicycle- but there are complications. A tug-of-war breaks out with Jian. Then, they try working out a compromise. But the bargain they make takes them on an unexpected journey- a voyage of self discovery that neither of them will ever forget.

 
 
   
   

 
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