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Program Title: Beijing Bicycle
EASC Code: CB-11
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject:
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Producer: Bing-Shi
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 113 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Persistance pays off for country Guei (Cui Lin) when he lands a coveted job as a bicycle messengar on the teeming streets of Beijing. The silver mountain bike he now rides will be his - once he earns 600 yuan. But just as he makes his final payment, the bicycle is stolen! On the other side of town, Beijing schoolboy Jian (Lee Bing) longs for a bicycle so he can ride around with his girlfriend Qin (Zhou Xun). Tired of banking on his father's empty promises, he steals a sum of money and buys a used bicycle - the bicycle that once belonged to Guei. After endless searching, Guei finally tracks down his bicycle - but there are complications. A tug-of-war breaks out with Jian. Then, they try working out a compromise. But the bargain they make takes them on a unexpected journey - a voyage of self-discovery that neither one of htem will ever forget.
Data Entry Date: 2/2/2003