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Shiqi sui de dan che
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25 April 2001 (France) See more »
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A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Extremely affective tale about being seventeen See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Xiaoshuai Wang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peggy Chiao 
Hsiao-ming Hsu 
Danian Tang 
Xiaoshuai Wang 

Produced by
Michael Chiao .... co-producer
Peggy Chiao .... producer
Anne Devauchelle .... coordinating producer
Sanping Han .... producer
Hsiao-ming Hsu .... producer
Eric Lagesse .... coordinating producer
Zhongye Ma .... line producer
Dong-ming Shi .... co-producer
Fabienne Vonier .... associate producer
Xia Zhang .... coordinating producer
 
Original Music by
Feng Wang 
 
Cinematography by
Liu Jie  (as Jie Liu)
 
Film Editing by
Ju-kuan Hsiao 
Hongyu Yang 
 
Production Design by
Anjun Cao 
Chao-yi Tsai 
 
Set Decoration by
Anjun Cao 
Chao-yi Tsai 
 
Costume Design by
Yan Pang 
 
Makeup Department
Jiajia Li .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bing-hsi Hsu .... executive in charge of production
Bing-hsi Hsu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Le Niu .... assistant director
Weijie Yu .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Guangbo Liu .... property
 
Sound Department
Chen Chen .... sound
Du-Che Tu .... sound designer
Du-Che Tu .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yang Jiang .... assistant camera
Chao Wei .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Ju-kuan Hsiao .... assistant editor
Ching-Song Liao .... supervising editor
Hongyu Yang .... assistant editor
 

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Also Known As:
"Shiqi sui de dan che" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief nudity
Runtime:
113 min
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Color (Fujicolor)
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The arcade game that Jian and his friends play is "Dance Dance Revolution".See more »

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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Extremely affective tale about being seventeen, 13 November 2004
Author: limethief from SLC, Utah

Browsing through some of the previous comments, it seems many viewers take the movie primarily as an allegory of class clash in Beijing. While the movie does state the contrast with emphasis, it's much more interesting as a story about teens. The title translates literally to "seventeen years' bicycle."

The story is just that. Guo is a young man who earned a bicycle and promptly has it stolen. Through luck and perseverance, he finds it in the possession of Jian, a high school student. Trouble ensues.

I grew up in Taiwan, and I remember kids doing incredibly cruel things to each other. Not so much gunning down classmates but there were plenty of physical and emotional violence. This movie is a powerhouse of insight into the psyche of teenagers. Contemporary Hollywood pumps out teenage movies by the dozen each year, and most simply gloss over the amount of pain and awkwardness adolescence can bring. Beijing Bicycle, on the other hand, can serve as an instructional manual for any high-school bully wannabes on how to reduce the stammering geek next door to a shell of a man.

It's therefore understandable that the movie can be very difficult to watch at moments. Guo suffers humiliation after humiliation, and at times I wondered in frustration what it would take to get him to swing back (the ending provides some answer to that, I think). There is some humor in the movie, and Guo does have the resources to prevail occasionally. If you can stand two main characters respectively passive and oblivious, the story is an incredibly touching one about being young.

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