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Beijing Bicycle (DVD) (New Version) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3

Lin Bin (Actor) | Cui Lin (Actor) | Wang Xiao Shuai (Director) | Zhou Xun
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)

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One bike changes the lives of two 17-year-old boys in Wang Xiaoshuai's 2001 youth drama Beijing Bicycle, winner of the Silver Bear at the 51st Berlin Film Festival. Stubborn country-boy courier Guei (Cui Lin) is close to earning enough to own his bicycle, but it gets stolen and ends up in the hands of sullen student Jian (Li Bin). For Guei, the bike is his livelihood, all that he has in Beijing. For Jian, the bike is a status symbol among his friends, and an escape from his family. Neither boys will give up the bicycle, leading to a violent clash and an uneasy compromise.
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Product Title: Beijing Bicycle (DVD) (New Version) (Taiwan Version) 十七歲的單車 (DVD) (新版) (台灣版) 十七岁的单车 (DVD) (新版) (台湾版) 北京の自転車 (十七歲的單車) (DVD) (台湾版) Beijing Bicycle (DVD) (New Version) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Lin Bin (Actor) | Cui Lin (Actor) | Zhou Xun | Gao Yuan Yuan 李濱 (Actor) | 崔林 (Actor) | 周迅 | 高圓圓 李滨 (Actor) | 崔林 (Actor) | 周迅 | 高圆圆 李濱(リー・ビン) (Actor) | Cui Lin (Actor) | 周迅 (ジョウ・シュン)  | 高圓圓 (カオ・ユアンユアン) Lin Bin (Actor) | Cui Lin (Actor) | Zhou Xun | Gao Yuan Yuan
Director: Wang Xiao Shuai 王小帥 王小帅 王小帥(ワン・シャオシュアイ) Wang Xiao Shuai
Producer: Hsu Hsiao Ming 徐小明 (台灣) 徐小明 (台湾) シュー・シャオミン Hsu Hsiao Ming
Release Date: 2011-06-16
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-5
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 113 (mins)
Publisher: Himalaya Records Corporation (TW)
Package Weight: 130 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024496922

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Director: Wang Xiao Shuai

Guei (Cui Lin), a strong-willed young man, comes to Beijing from the countryside and finds work with the Fei Messenger Service. As part of his new job, he receives a mountain bicycle that he can eventually purchase. "Think of yourselves as the carrier pigeons of today," says his boss to a bunch of new recruits. Each of them must learn the city and know it as well as the back of their hands.

** Awards
※ 2001 Berlin International Film Festival
- New Talent Award: Actor Cui Lin , Li Bin (Winner)
- Silver Berlin Bear: Jury Grand Prix Wang Xiao Shuai (Winner)
- Golden Berlin Bear (Nomination)
※ 2002 Golden Satellite Awards
- Golden Satellite Award: Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language (Nomination)
※ 2001 Singapore International Film Festival
- Silver Screen Award: Best Asian Feature Film - Wang Xiao Shuai (Nomination)
Soon the delivery boy is riding through the city, his eyes filled with wonder at all the new things he sees. Da Huan (Li Shuang), a shopkeeper, is very impressed with Guei's new job. He is much taken with Qin (Zhou Xun), a beautiful woman who lives in a high-rise apartment building.

On the day before Guei is going to purchase his bicycle, it is stolen. His boss tells him that if he can find it, he'll be able to stay with the company. This stubborn young man is convinced he'll be able to locate the bike even though Beijing is filled with this popular means of transportation. Then Da Huan spots Guei's bike in the possession of Jian (Li Bin), a high school youth who claims he bought it in a flea market.

Wang Xiaoshuai is the Chinese director at the helm of this intricately structured and well-realized urban drama. At the heart of the story is the class warfare between the rural delivery boy and the teenager from a private school who travels in a gang. The bicycle is what connects these two and it has special value to them both. For Guei, of course, it is the key to his livelihood and survival in the city. For Jian, it is a status symbol that lures a girlfriend (Gao Yuanyuahn) to his side and provides independence from his family problems.

The battle of wills between Guei and Jian predictably turns violent and then leads to a wise compromise: they share the bicycle. However, even with this satisfying solution to their dilemma, Guei ends up getting the short side of the stick. Beijing Bicycle presents a fascinating glimpse of urban life and the way chance brings people together in life-changing moments.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)


April 3, 2003

This customer review refers to Beijing Bicycle (Korean Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Good movie. Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This was a pretty good movie, but left you hanging on the end. I wish there was more to the ending, so you could see what happens later. But it was pretty good.
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May 8, 2002

This customer review refers to Beijing Bicycle (Korean Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Saw this at a theater in Salt Lake City today Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Guei's delivery bike is stolen (while an idiot receptionist gives him trouble), and he is fired, not over the loss of his bicycle, but because he missed his deliveries. Guei pleads with his boss, who agrees to let him have his job back IF he can manage to get the bicycle back. So Guei searches through the bicycle-filled city, hoping to find his bike, which he had marked with a scratch. He eventually finds it in the hands of Jian, a student who buys the bicycle from a second-hand store. Problems ensue as Guei and Jian dispute over the true ownership of the bicycle, until they work out a compromise... This is a good film and has you sympathizing with the boys on both sides, even though Jian makes some really stupid decisions.
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