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Cyclo (1995)
"Xich lo" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  2 August 1996 (USA)
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A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Le Van Loc ...
Cyclo
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Poet
Tran Nu Yên-Khê ...
Sister
Nhu Quynh Nguyen ...
Madam
Hoang Phuc Nguyen ...
Tooth
Ngo Vu Quang Hal ...
Knife
Tuyet Ngan Nguyen ...
Happy Woman
Doan Viet Ha ...
Sad Woman
Bjuhoang Huy ...
Crazy Son
Vo Vinh Phuc ...
Cyclo's Friend
Le Kinh Huy ...
Grandfather
Pham Ngoc Lieu ...
Little Sister
Tuân Anh Lê ...
Handcuff Man
Le Cong Tuan Anh ...
Drunken Dancer
Van Day Nguyen ...
Lullaby Man
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A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world of drugs and crime. Written by Volker Boehm

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From the director of the Academy Award Nominated film "The Scent of Green Papaya" comes a shocking new vision of beauty, passion and power.

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Crime | Drama

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Box Office

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$38,109 (USA) (2 August 1996)

Gross:

$82,620 (USA) (9 August 1996)
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One of the greatest independent films
2 March 1999 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

"Cyclo" is one of the greatest independent movies ever made. Vietnamese Auteur Tran Anh Hung shows how by accident violence becomes dominant in the life of a poor, young worker toiling in the streets of Saigon. Brilliantly shot with sometimes shocking and very intimate close-ups of violence and perversion, this movie deserves more attention. Besides "Cyclo" is also a documentary about the sad daily street life in giant third world cities and the permanent fight to survive.


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