Rent Beijing Bicycle (2001)

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1h 45min
Rent Beijing Bicycle (aka Shiqi sui de dan che) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
This deceptively simple modern-day fable, set in China's fastest growing city, tells the dramatic tale of two very different teenage boys: one a simple peasant lad (Guei), new to the big city; and the other an overly ambitious schoolboy (Jian). The two boys' paths cross in an unexpected way when Guei suspects Jian of stealing his bicycle (which he desperately needs to do his job as a bicycle messenger). Reminiscent of the Italian 1948 neorealist classic The Bicycle Thief, Beijing Bicycle has its own distinctive contemporary style, whilst making a strong political statement about the corrupting power of capitalism and the vital nature of human pride and dignity.
Actors:
Lin Cui, , , , , , Yan Pang, Fangfei Zhou, Jian Xie, Yuhong Ma, , Mengnan Li, Jian Li, , Yuzhong Wang, Wei Hui, Hua Ji, Jiayin Chang, Yan Wang,
Directors:
Writers:
Peggy Chiao, Hsiao-ming Hsu
Aka:
Shiqi sui de dan che
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
China, Drama
Awards:

2001 Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
18/11/2002
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Star and director filmographies
  • Scene selection
  • Nick Bradshaw film notes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • World Cinema trailer reel

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