7.3/10
4,146
45 user 59 critic

Beijing Bicycle (2001)

Shiqi sui de dan che (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 25 April 2001 (France)
Trailer
1:53 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

Director:

Xiaoshuai Wang
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

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

In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country, in order to develop local industry. The film's ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Stars: Yuanyuan Gao, Bin Li, Hao Qin
Blind Shaft (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li
Stars: Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang
Shower (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his father hard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang
Stars: Jiayi Du, Bing He, Wu Jiang
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A divorced couple learns that the way to possibly save daughter, who is suffering from blood cancer, is to have another child. Problem is: They're both already remarried.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Stars: Weiwei Liu, Jia-yi Zhang, Nan Yu
Red Amnesia (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Deng is a stubborn retired widow who spends her days caring about her two grown up sons and her elderly mother, despite her family efforts to stop her. But her daily routine starts derailing when she keeps receiving anonymous calls..

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Stars: Zhong Lü, Yuanzheng Feng, Hailu Qin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lin, a sea captain, returns from a 6 month journey when he is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo has been gunned down by the police. In his quest to understand what happened, he realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Stars: Xueqi Wang, Bingbing Fan, Hao Qin
11 Flowers (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school's daily ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Stars: Jingchun Wang, Wenqing Liu, Guo Liuxing Zhong
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.

Director: Yang Li
Stars: Lu Huang, Youan Yang, Yuling Zhang
The Blue Kite (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian
Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen
Peacock (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

China in the late 1970s and early 1980s: the life of an ordinary working family as seen through its three siblings.

Director: Changwei Gu
Stars: Jing An, Li Feng, Changwei Gu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

Director: Chuan Lu
Stars: Duobujie, Lei Zhang, Liang Qi
Suzhou River (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou
Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lin Cui Lin Cui ... Guo Liangui (as Cui Lin)
Bin Li Bin Li ... Jian
Xun Zhou ... Qin
Yuanyuan Gao ... Xiao
Shuang Li Shuang Li ... Da Huan
Yiwei Zhao Yiwei Zhao ... Father
Yan Pang Yan Pang ... Mother
Fangfei Zhou Fangfei Zhou ... Rongrong
Jian Xie Jian Xie ... Manager
Yuhong Ma Yuhong Ma ... Accountant
Lei Liu Lei Liu ... Mantis
Mengnan Li Mengnan Li ... Qiu Sheng
Jian Li Jian Li ... Jian's Classmate
Yang Zhang Yang Zhang ... Jian's Classmate
Yuzhong Wang Yuzhong Wang ... Jian's Classmate
Edit

Storyline

Beijing: young men in packs, machismo, class divisions, violence, and indifference. Guei arrives from the country: toothbrushes, hotel foyers, and Qin, a rich neighbor in high heels, dazzle him. He gets a job as a messenger. The company issues him a bike, which he must pay for out of his wages. When it is stolen, Guei hunts for it. A student, Jian, has it; for him, it's the key to teen society - with his pals and with Xiao, a girl he fancies. Guei finds the bike and stubbornly tries to reclaim it in the face of great odds. But for Jian to lose the bike would mean humiliation. The two young men - and the people around them - are swept up in the youths' desperation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hotel | courier | student | boy | messenger | See All (94) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Taiwan | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

25 April 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beijing Bicycle See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,883, 27 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$158,779
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The arcade game that Jian and his friends play is "Dance Dance Revolution". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Reminiscent of The Bicycle Thief
29 September 2002 | by SinjinSBSee all my reviews

While watching this movie I couldn't help but be reminded of The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette). This is a story of determination of two young men. One works hard for a bicycle courier and on the day he would have earned the bike, it is stolen. The other steals money from his family and buys a bike so that he can impress a girl. Yes, it's the same bike. Amazingly, Guo is able to find his stolen bike, but that isn't the end of his troubles. I couldn't help but feel for all the crap he has to put up with, especially since all he wanted was to be a hard worker. Yet, like us all, life threw him a curveball and he does everything in his power to deal with the situation. *** (Out of 4)


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed