Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche

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Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche

Xiaoshuai WangChina – 2001

Beijing today. Guei has left his village behind and has come to the city with great expectations. It takes some time, however, before he finds himself a job as a bicycle courier, earning ten yuan for each trip. Should he manage to collect six hundred yuan, he would be in a position to buy his silver mountain bike – his pride and joy – and become its owner. For this reason, Guei doesn’t ever let the odd complaint from a disgruntled customer get him down. He simply accepts it and concentrates on his work. And Lord knows, it’s hard enough. Just as he has almost managed to pay off the six hundred yuan, he discovers to his horror one day that his bike is missing.Guei scours half the city for it and is just about to give up all hope when by chance he spots a young man riding it down the street. Guei intercepts him and learns from the bike’s new owner, a young man named Jian, that he bought it at a flea market. But Guei needs his bike back desperately. There’s nothing for it, the two men will just have to share it.

Original Title Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche
German Title Beijing Bicycle - Fahrraddiebe in Peking
French Title Beijing Bicycle
Other Titles Le biciclette di Pechino
Directed by Xiaoshuai Wang
Country China
Available Formats 35mm, DVD
Screenplay Wang, Xiaoshuai, Tang Danian, Peggy Chiao, Hsu Hsiao-ming
Film Editing Liao Ching-song
Soundtrack Wang Feng
Cinematography Liu Jie
Sound Tu Duu-chih
Décors Wang Wenjun
Production Arc Light Films, Pyramide Productions
Runtime 114 Min.
Language Mandarin/d/f
Actors
Cui Lin Guei
Li Bin Jian
Zhou Xun Qin
Gao Yuanyuan Xiao
Li Shuang Da Han
Zhao Yiwei Vater - père
Pang Yan Mutter - mère
Awards

Silberner Bär Berlinale 2001; Darstellerpreis Berlinale 2001
New Talent Award

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