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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
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
good movie, but not too logical
This could be a regular TV movie, instead of an actual theater movie. It does not have any beautiful scenes. A tiny TV screen would be sufficient enough to show the drama.

Having said that, the story is not logical. Those several high school students did not have any problems of beating the country boy several times without any interference of the police officers or adults. Beijing is a big busy city. How could they chase him on the bicycles without bumping into any cars, pedestrians, etc? And especially the last beating, they just magically showed up in a sort of abandoned skyscraper. I don't think that the country boy would be willing to ride with them all together into that desolate place.

China has made quite a few youth oriented movies about modern teenagers' life. I am surprised that this one has gained so many attentions world wide. Overall, it is a sweet movie to watch.
2003-02-07
saw the movie with zero% expectation


actually , i saw it for sleeping on TV.

i thought this movie was good enough to be sleepy at first.

but i was wrong.

this movie made me late.

i didn't know that movie so touching.

its worth to watch over and over again

i gave 9 points.
2004-02-17
The emperor has no clothes
Wang Xiaoshuai is grouped with the sixth generation Chinese directors led by Jia Zhangke and Jiang Wen. He is also clearly influenced by Italian Neo-realism as evidenced by the plots much noted similarity to De Sicca's Bicycle Thief. The other clear influence is the work of Taiwanese long shot auteurs like Tsai Mian-liang and Hou hsiao hsien. This combination of influences has created a style which some have proclaimed innovative but which to a seasoned viewer of world cinema is derivative, generic and actually shot in a very workmanlike style without any particular framing ability, brio or gift for mise en scene.

The premise of this movie could have led to an interesting examination of modern china, but the writers seemed unable to find any realistic way to bring about this premise. Once the relationship between country boy and city poor is established the contrast between their lives is not used to say or show anything of interest but instead the director opts for fallacious pieces of symbolism to show their "innate similarity".

The movie has been praised for gritty realism in showing the life of the Chinese poor, but it is actually incredibly false. The beijing of this movie is too clean, too bright, too picturesque and would appear to only have about ten people living in it. The movie also cops out by having every single character speaking putonghwa - very unlikely.

Finally, the acting is poor and unnaturalistic and every plot point drawn out for melodramatic effect. This must be the most over-rated piece of world cinema i've ever seen. Instead of following the herd to this tosh watch the true leaders of the sixth generation.
2008-05-05
The moving struggle of two teenagers to get their places in society
Impossible not to have some Italian classic film while watching this movie as it used again the theme of the stolen bicycle. The eponymous bicycle is here coveted by two teenagers as a means to get their places in society. One needs to earn his living, the other one needs it to get social recognition at school. The bike gets therefore a significant metaphorical meaning in both cases, and it becomes a matter of life. They both struggle to keep it and their despair succeeds in moving the viewer. A beautiful film which outrages us through the depiction of unfair situations and that's the film's greatest strength.
2001-05-01
aphasia of the floating population
Beijing Bicycle is certainly a layered movie that can be read at many levels. It ostensibly deals with a delicate and difficult subject that China confronts in its frenzied project of modernization: the floating population who lives on the edge of the city, the marginalized group that can no longer be glossed over in the grand narrative of urbanization. This floating population is the abjection, the cluster that can not be assimilated, the group being ruthlessly cast away but stubbornly clings on, and protests in silence; it is a disoriented group, usually incompatible to the ever-changing landscape of metropolitans; their voice is constantly being submerged in the hubbub of the sleepless cities. Indeed, the floating population is aphemic. What strikes me, frustrates me and saddens me is Gui's inability to communicate, to speak out, and to articulate for himself. (This is a little far off, but I was reminded of the similar frustration I had as a little girl when reading 'the little mermaid': if the mermaid has not given her voice away to the witch, she could tell the prince that it was she who saved him and wins his love.) Similar to the little mermaid, Gui could not speak up when he was wronged and abused. For instance, all Gui could convey to get his bicycle back is either his obstinate silence or his repeated sentence: "zhe che ben lai jiu shi wo de" (the bicycle is originally mine). His desperate, strident and continuous cry when being forced with violence by Jian's gang to let go off his bicycle is simply heart-breaking. Who is to blame for Gui's aphasia? Is it class division? Is it his own dislocation? Or is it the indifference of the city with its condescending atmosphere? The picture is definitely not black and white. The result of his aphasia, on the other hand, is more self-evident: at the end of the movie, Gui eventually turns to violence to break his silence… It is said that at least 60% of the crime that happens in Chinese cities comes from the floating population. They are suggested to be the root of the social problems. News reports constantly show how the innocent city folks are being hurt and robbed by those "the other" from the abjection, the floating population. Beijing Bicycle, however, attempts to approach this abjection, to speak up for those who do not speak for themselves, and allow us to sympathize with their plight.
2006-02-17
Almost there...
A bit irritating at times and certainly not a regular fare even for those used to Asian movies. The story revolves around ideas of going up the social ladder... about how material goods can change your status, and what can happen due to greed.

The main character a peasant from the countryside finds himself in the "wild" urban enviroment and all its impersonal aggresiveness. The big city is unforgiving. The way the main characters tend to react to otherwise incredibly hard situations with silence sure is different from western standards.

Overall a beautiful movie with some very good scenes... still slow at times and could have been better 7 in 10.
2003-09-07
Dude, where's my bicycle?
Freshly immigrated from the Chinese countryside, nineteen-year-old Guo gets a job as a bike-messenger in Beijing. When the bike gets stolen, he loses his means of support and goes on a desperate search for it through a city crammed to the brim with bicycles.

So far, we're in a Chinese version of Bicycle Thieves and Guo's desperation is the same of the main character in De Sica's film, but it soon gets contrasted with another kind of desperation, as the bike falls into hands of Jian, a lower middle-class kid for whom the bike represents a status-symbol, a way to climb in rank among his peers and to impress the prettiest girl of his class. To lose the bike would mean social death, a concept alien to Guo, for whom losing the bike means possible starvation.

By contrasting these two characters, director Wang creates a powerful microcosm of contemporary China, a society in great flux, where the gap between the haves and have-nots is becoming so large that they may as well be from different planets.

***1/2
2004-11-07
This movie tells a story of emerging yet merging worlds. The old Beijing juxtaposed against the new one.
***SLIGHT SPOILERS*** This movie tells a story of emerging yet merging worlds. The old Beijing juxtaposed against the new one. The old and real country values are clashing against the cult of appearances favoured by the new city middle class. The old Beijing, whose convoluted alleyways protect a simple life, filled with people practicing tai-chi, and of elders watching with inner peace the noisy action around them, the old district seems to be in harmony with the country boy. Like him, the ancient town is surrounded by incomprehensible city activities and rushing street traffic. The new Beijing is tall with people stacked up high in living apartments and glass towers. It surrounds the old district of tiles roofs and wooden frames. The city's transformation is echoed by the story of two boys.

The story would have pleased François Truffaut, the story is about children and adults are seems thru their eyes. The bicycle gangs roam the streets. The bicycle is a status symbol and the means to impress girls. The members of the gang go to school, have a family, whereas the country boy has to ea rn a living. Acquiring a bicycle for him is insuring his own survival in a somewhat inhuman city. But to join this gang the city boy must first acquire a bicycle, which he does by stealing money from his father. To acquire his bicycle the country boy must give his employer one-months wages. Unfortunately after parking his bicycle in front of a bath house the country boy's bicycle is stolen and resold to the city boy. Starting a game of cat and mouse between the two boys. Both legitimate owners of the bicycles. The country boy cannot regain his courier job unless he finds it again. The other boy needs the bicycle to win the heart of a girl interested in him. After few fights they agree to share the bicycle every other day. Every thing is working until the city boy seeks revenge on the girl he lost to a boy with better bicycle skills than he has. He takes a brick and throws it at his rival's head. Immediately a gang sets out to beat him up. The county boy gets caught in the old street with him and unable to escape gets a beating as well. Only when one member of the gang starts systematically destroying the country boy's bicycle, does he take a brick and hit the hooligan on the head.with it.

The bicycle has joined in a similar and sinister fate these two boys from world's so far apart united thru violence.
2002-12-26
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
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