Beijing Bicycle Reviews
The story evolves around the two adolescent boys and the bicycle having Beijing for an interesting canvas.
My heart hurted for the poor messenger who had almost no fault at all. My heart also hurted about the school boy who stole the bike because he needed to be socially acceptable. This is a really tragic film. Second film title could be `adolescent struggles & violence`.
We follow the exploits of country boy Guel, who naively and innocently explores the China he no longer recognizes. There is also Jian, a city kid whose penis envy and obsession with having a bicycle shows the higher social status connected with the ownership of a bike, emphasizing not only the practically of this mode of transportation in modern Beijing, but the continuing urbanization of the Asia giant. Loss of innocence is apparent in the portrayal of juvenile delinquency, but there are still signs of hope, as the most unlikely of circumstances creates a bond of understanding between the most unlikely of friends.
If you are a sucker for tragedy,then you might just like this Chinese flick.