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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Original name: 十七歲的單車
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh, realistic, controversial, contemplative, allegory, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, gang, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, life is a bitch, society, buddies, disorder, down on your luck, self discovery, heist, delivery man, unlikely friendships, coming of age, job, crimes, friends, graphic violence, urban, city life, city, robbery, teenage protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, china, asia, tokyo, new jersey

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Duration: 98 min.
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