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Beijing Bicycle Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lin Cui, Bin Li, Xun Zhou

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This movie (Shiqi sui de dan che) was co-written and directed by Xiaoshuai Wang in 2000 and earned two major awards at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.
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Guo Liangui is 19 years old and has just arrived from the Chinese countryside to find a job in Beijing. He is soon hired as a messenger and receives a brand new bicycle. His willful constitution of countryman is sometimes the cause of unpleasant situations for the young man but Guo starts to be accustomed to live in a metropolis. One day, his bicycle is stolen and he's discharged by his company but his boss accepts to hire him again if Guo can regain it.

After days and nights of vain research, Guo discovers by chance that his bicycle belongs now to Jian, a student. Guo will steal it from the young man but is soon beaten up by Jian's friends. In fact, the man who stole Guo's bicycle sold it back to Jian at the flea market, hence the misunderstanding. Finally, the two boys agree to share the bicycle, each one using it 24 hours before giving it again to the other.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   blue collar common worker Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Chinese

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   None

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