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Shiqi sui de dan che
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Release Date:
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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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Excellent film; could possibly be a critical hit in the U.S. 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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The arcade game that Jian and his friends play is "Dance Dance Revolution".See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Excellent film; could possibly be a critical hit in the U.S., 11 March 2002
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

When you read a synopsis of Beijing Bicycle, it may remind you of Vittorio de Sica's 1948 masterpiece The Bicycle Thieves. A poor man, having recently come to the city from the country, wins a job at a bicycle courier business, and, on a delivery, gets his bike stolen. He then proceeds to search the city of Beijing to retrieve it. Luckily, it quickly veers away from being a simple update of that classic story. He finds the alleged thief, a high school kid, and steals it back. For the first hour or more, the bike moves back and forth between them. The two characters are compared and contrasted, and it works as an effective class study.

The direction and editing are particularly great in the film. The climax involves two intersecting chases, and it is one of the best stages sequences I've ever seen. There are a couple of problems, small ones for me, but perhaps big ones for critics and audiences. The high school kid is extraordinarily unlikable. A person behind me declared loudly, "What a brat!" And he is. I personally don't mind if a character is unsympathetic (although we are asked to sympathize with him, I believe). My own biggest problem is that the ending is slightly unsatisfactory. There's not much closure. Still, Beijing Bicycle is an excellent film. 9/10.

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