2001

China - France

111min - 35 mm - Color - 1.85 - Dolby SR - Drama

Original language :Chinese

From the collection tales of Changing China

Cast

Cui Lin
Lee Bin
Zhou Xun
Gao Yuanyuan

Credits

Director: Wang Xiaoshuai

Producer : Peggy Chiao
Production Company : Arc Light Films
Co-producer : Fabienne Vonier
Co-production Company : Pyramide Productions

Screenplay : Wang Xiaoshuai
Director of photography : Liu Jie
Sound : Chen Chen
Music : Weng Feng
Editing : Cao Anjun

Festivals & Awards

Berlin 2001 - In competition Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize Best Young Actors (Cui Lin, Lee Bin)
Karlovy Vary Film Fest 2001
Helsinki Film Fest 2001
Tromso Film Fest 2002
Istanbul Film Fest 2002

BEIJING BICYCLE

a film by :Wang XiaoShuai

Beijing today. Guei has just arrived from his village. He is 16. He finds work with a delivery service that cleans him up, clothes him, and lends him a bicycle: a magnificent silver mountain bike. The company pays well, but Guei must pay part of the money back to buy the bicycle on which he spends the better part of his days. One day when Guei has almost finished paying for it, the bicycle disappears, stolen from in front of a building where he is delivering a package. Without his bicycle, Guei no longer has a job. So he runs all over Beijing in search of his bicycle. But when, miraculously, Xiao Guei finds it, Jian is riding it. All he needs to do is steal his own bicycle back, but Jian doesn't see things the same way. He bought this bicycle at the flea market. They will just have to learn to share.

French Synopsis :

Pékin de nos jours. Guei vient de la campagne. Il a 16 ans. Il trouve un travail dans une entreprise de coursiers, qui le lave, l'habille et lui prête un vélo : un magnifique VTT couleur argent. L'entreprise paie bien mais une partie de cet argent, Guei la lui reverse pour acheter la bicyclette sur laquelle il passe une grande partie de ses journées. Un jour que Guei a presque fini de le payer, le vélo disparaît, volé au pied d'un immeuble où Guei livrait un colis. Sans son vélo, Guei n'a plus de travail. Alors, il court tout Pékin pour retrouver sa bicyclette. Mais quand, par miracle, Guei la retrouve, Jian est dessus. Il ne lui reste plus qu'à voler son propre vélo mais Jian ne l'entend pas de cette oreille. Ce vélo, il l'a acheté aux puces. Il va falloir apprendre à partager.

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