🎦 Beijing Bicycle full movie HD download (Xiaoshuai Wang) - Drama. 🎬
Beijing Bicycle
Year:
2001
Country:
France, China, Taiwan
Genre:
Drama
IMDB rating:
7.2
Director:
Xiaoshuai Wang
Bin Li as Jian
Yuzhong Wang as Jian's Classmate
Jian Li as Jian's Classmate
Mengnan Li as Qiu Sheng
Lei Liu as Mantis
Yuhong Ma as Accountant
Jian Xie as Manager
Fangfei Zhou as Rongrong
Shuang Li as Da Huan
Lin Cui as Guo Liangui (as Cui Lin)
Yiwei Zhao as Father
Yan Pang as Mother
Yuanyuan Gao as Xiao
Xun Zhou as Qin
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.
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Reviews
Complexity in Several Layers
"Beijing Bicycle" has a superficial similarity to "The Bicycle Thief," a true classic, but it presents a darker and deeper story. Set in Beijing it tracks the efforts of a young man from the countryside to find his self-sufficient place in a bustling and rawly energetic city. For him, obtaining a position as a bicycle messenger for a company serving the commercial firms of the city seems to be a satisfactory end, not a beginning as it probably would be were this film set in a Western metropolis.

For a New Yorker, where bicycle messengers are simultaneously often hated and frequently and with good measure feared, the operation of the Beijing counterpart, with messengers uniformly attired and equipped with identical mountain bikes, is both strange and familiar.

Central to the film is the theft of the coveted bicycle one day before it would become the personal property of the messenger (the company's scheme allows employees to earn ownership after what appears to be a short period of service). The bike turns up in the hands of a post-high school youth, part of a loose gang of bicycle worshipers. Much of the story revolves around the subsequent relay race of seizures of the bike with attendant and escalating violence.

The intensity of the competition between two young men for the bike reflects its importance not only economically (bikes appear in huge numbers in wide shots of broad avenues and busy streets) but also personally. These young men probably don't even have nocturnal fantasies of car ownership.

A wary but real bond develops between the suitors for bike ownership and the violence that engulfs them is palpably real and painful to watch. There is no real resolution for either of them it seems.

"Beijing Bicycle" would have benefited from some judicious editing and the deletion of an extraneous secondary story line (or two) that detracts from the main tale. The score is very nice and the acting strong. This is not the Beijing of Tianamen Square or of the flourishing fast food outlets. It is, however, a Beijing that has a number of striking similarities to neighborhoods known to many of us. And in that lies the film's interest and attractiveness.
2002-04-28
Bike and class struggle
In the new so called People's Republic of China, employers act like in the old times, which means firing the people out of no reason. Somebody's seem to have everything and many almost nothing. That's practical of course, combined with suppression of democracy. Like in the old times.

This is a good movie, there you in the beginning are quite clear of which guy is nice and which isn't. But that changes. Everything is certainly not in just black and white and the film ends in telling us that maybe all might be victims in the new China. It might be you the next time and the system counts on it.

Strong feelings here and an unexpected end.
2005-08-21
A movie for movie lovers
For anybody who has ever considered class differences or what it means to be poor or felt the injustices of modern economics. They should watch this movie to see how the reality of the situation actually is.

The movie paints a modern portrait of the emerging China, with sky scrapers and yuppie elite juxtaposed with the dirt poor country folks and the urban beggars trying to make ends meat in this city of contrasts.

This movie can work as a case study for modern China, as it contains many biting satirical scenes depicting the unfair economics and distribution of wealth in China, for example, how a simple bicycle - which are a dime a dozen in the west - is used as a down payment for the couriers and is then fought over by the two protagonists for the rest of the movie. However this movie also works on a purely entertaining level. I was moved by the actors and their plight, I was exhilarated by the bike rides through the city. I like the fact that the dialogue was kept to an absolute minimum, yet so much emotion was evident on the screen.

These are clear indications of classic movie making, and one that warrant repeated viewings. Overall, this is thought provoking and enriching cinema.
2006-04-05
Don't believe the blurb
"Beijing Bicycle" (Chinese, 2002): This is one of the purest films I've seen all year. Don't believe the blurb written about it: two boys learn sharing through the use of one bicycle. The blurb couldn't be MORE WRONG. This story has one of the smoothest, most linear, singularly focused goals I've experienced in a film along with "The Field", which I rewatched earlier this year. There are no plot twists, no what-ifs, no "oh my god, I had no idea THAT was happening!" moments. "Beijing Bicycle" is a simple, yet symbolic film about a young man who comes to the big city, gets a job as a bicycle messenger, and things quickly go from uncomfortable, to bad, to awful, to worse it seems. "Guei" (the messenger) wasn't raised to recognize the ways of a metropolis, which tries to chew him up piece by piece. We get to "know" other characters who we believe (along with Guei) ARE who they appear to be. "Beijing Bicycle" has to be the finest expression of what I would expect to be the current set of fears by those in China who see their future as an unknown, with the "replacement model" being the U.S.A.. This story expresses the huge doubts caused by the loss of Mao and the Communist way of life. Even if it WASN'T perfect, they were familiar with it, and many of these "new world" things did not happen THEN. Those who are (literally) "buying" into the free market concepts, are losing their pride, identities, and souls. Watch for the slow, steady transitions of situations and characters. Watch for the symbols of decadence, greed, unhealthy living, improper greed, corruption, and sadness – all within a small group of teens.
2007-03-28
Allegory of modern China
What a pleasant surprise! I ran to my local indy-plex in Cambridge, MA to see this film before it vaporizes, as most small foreign films still do, even in the Athens of America. It charmed and fascinated. The subject matter, adolescent males in an urban setting obsessed with bicycles, would not be something I would normally seek out. But, the best part of this movie for me was the experience of true, artful movie making, seemingly unincumbered by commercial nods to financial patrons. The cinematography is excellent. It places the viewer in many of the scenes in a very subtle way. The story is frustratingly universal. On the surface, it got me right back to the maddening frustrations of my own male adolescence, and the absurdity of it. I found much of it very funny. The storyteller's use of the bicycle owners as segments of the current Chinese demography after the invasion of capitalism from the West was very educational for me. I think, despite my relative ignorance of modern Chinese affairs, it is an allegory of modern China. In any case, the use of symbolism was both welcomed and refreshing. I wonder if this is the current Chinese equivalent of our "Dude, Where's My Car?"
2002-02-15
Beautiful, but empty
Quasi-remake of De Sica's `Ladri di biciclette,' set in the sprawling metropolis of contemporary Beijing. Director Wang Xiaoshuai borrows not just the seedling idea but much of the approach of the Italian Neo-Realist classic. A stolen bicycle leads two boys from one sad situation to another, and Wang lets those situations determine the film's form, rather than using deliberate techniques to give it shape. This result is going to inspire different responses--like `Ladri di biciclette' itself, it's going to seem refreshingly artless to some, frustratingly aimless to others. Likewise, the film's tremendous stillness is going to draw some viewers in while alienating others. There are passing comments on image, perception, and class divisions, but the style (Chinese-Italian Neo-Neo-Realism?) really prevents the director from exploring any of these ideas too thoroughly. Personally, while I appreciate the respectful approach to the film's inspiration, I wish Wang would have really cut loose with some radical new take on `Ladri,' as Tim Burton did with his masterpiece, `Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.' As it is, `Shiqi sui de dan che' left me a little bit cold; it was all done is good taste, but the result was curiously lifeless. For all his deference to De Sica, Wang can't really recreate the Italian director's emotional depth, no matter how precisely he recreates his style. Without that depth, this film is as beautiful as a series of still photographs, but no more alive. 6 out of 10.
2003-12-16
I liked it a lot. My Taiwanese wife liked it somewhat
I thought it reminded me of some of the European movies, esp. French. Especially the ones made decades ago.

My wife thought the ending was bad, in that it left you hanging.
2004-01-15
Powerful and engrossing
I found this film to be rather enjoyable - like a book that does not contain any gripping plot, but cannot be put down nonetheless. Gui, in his unwavering honesty and determination, clings to his bicycle as his undying sense of being. Jian - forced down the road of no return for his dishonest and infatuation for Qin.

Straying from any typical movie with a storyline leading to a happy ending - the sense of despair for Gui becomes greater as the story unfolds. This is not to say the film does not have a happy ending (those who have not seen it will need to watch for themselves).

Worth watching...
2006-08-14
Reminiscent of The Bicycle Thief
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)
2002-09-29
📹 Beijing Bicycle full movie HD download 2001 - Bin Li, Yuzhong Wang, Jian Li, Mengnan Li, Lei Liu, Yuhong Ma, Jian Xie, Fangfei Zhou, Shuang Li, Lin Cui, Yiwei Zhao, Yan Pang, Yuanyuan Gao, Xun Zhou, Yang Zhang - France, China, Taiwan. 📀
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