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Though rather repetitive in its plot, Beijing Bicycle provides an interesting look at the economic and social changes that have occurred in China. Read critic reviews

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A young country boy, Guei (Cui Lin) comes to the big city determined to make it. He soon finds a job as a bike messenger in which he gets a percentage of each delivery, working hard to build up enough credit to own the bike for himself. The bike is stolen and winds up in the hands of Jian (Li Bin), a poor city boy who sees the bike as his way to make friends and impress the girl he loves. With both boys claiming the bike is theirs, a series of fights ensue over what is more than just a bike.

Cast & Crew

Li Mengnan
Qui Sheng
Ma Yuhong
Accountant
Li Jian
Jian's Classmate
Wang Xiaoshuai
Director
Wang Xiaoshuai
Writer
Liu Jie
Cinematographer
Tsai Chao-Yi
Art Direction
Cao Anjun
Art Direction
Pang Yan
Costume Designer
Chen Chen
Sound Editor
Wang Wenjun
Set Designer
Wang Feng
Music Supervisor
Fabienne Vonier
Associate Producer
Shi Dong-Ming
Co-Producer
Michael Chiao
Co-Producer
Hsu Bing-His
Supervising Producer
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Critic Reviews for Beijing Bicycle

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Audience Reviews for Beijing Bicycle

  • Sep 11, 2008
    The ideal inheritor of De Sica's Bicycle Thief,erupts as a serious contender against composing deals,circumstantial notions and a willing contradiction of ideas.Xiaoshuai is a very underrated Chinese modern trespasser of independent film-making and he sure knows to catch our breath with the flamboyance of his people and characteristics of their self.The finale is amidst the top of 00's.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2007
    In Beijing the bicycle is everything. This sad movie focuses on one bike and the part it plays in the lives of two young characters - one trying to make a living, the other trying to gain respect amongst his peers.
    Ross C Super Reviewer

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