MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,233 this week

The Cyclist (1987)
"Bicycleran" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 989 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 11 critic

The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Cyclist" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Cyclist (1987)

The Cyclist (1987) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cyclist.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi
Blackboards (2000)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a ... See full summary »

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Stars: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
The Pear Tree (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohammad Reza Shaban-Noori
Shirin (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Pegah Ahangarani, Taraneh Alidoosti
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

Director: Forugh Farrokhzad
Stars: Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri
The Mirror (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A girl in traditional female clothing, and her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her. She decides to travel home her self though she doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to... See full summary »

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Stars: Agheleh Rezaie, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi
Homework (1989)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In this documentary, Kiarostami asks a number of students about their school homework. The answers of some children shows the darker side of this method of education.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Babak Ahmadpoor, Farhang Akhavan, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Manuchehr Esmaili, Mehrdad Farid, Parvaneh Goharani
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Stars: Ziya Mirza Mohamad, Haron Ahad, Gol-Ghotai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Parviz Naderi, Hossein Yarmohammadi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mahshid Afsharzadeh ...
Gypsy Woman
Firouz Kiani ...
Motorcyclist
Mohammad Reza Maleki ...
Jomeh
Esmail Soltanian ...
Showman
Moharram Zaynalzadeh ...
Nasim
Edit

Storyline

The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle continuously for a week. The promoter brings in sick and aged spectators, haranguing them to find hope in Nasim's strength. Aided by his son, who feeds him as he rides, Nasim grinds out the days and shivering nights. Local officials believe this may be a plot and Nasim may be a spy; they try to sabotage him as do those who bet he won't finish the week. Will desperation alone get Nasim the money? Is any triumph an illusion? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

money | immigrant | afghan | iran | bicycle | See All (32) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Docharkheh Savar  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very strong, realistic drama that catches your heart
2 February 2000 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Even though you could narrate it as some strange curiosity like story the film is very strong and realistic drama and you are actually forced to feel all the heavy consequences which Nasim and his son are in the middle of. To rescue his wife´s life Nasim jeopardizes his own. And what other chance has he got? Absolutely alone, penniless fugitive... Makhmalbaf doesn´t make anything easier to his characters, he tells the story with all the roughness, which it really has, but at the same time he catches your heart.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Cyclist (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?