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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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, compassionate, reflective, bleak, harsh, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bicycle, coming of age, delivery, teenage life, job, city, robbery, urban, city life, fish out of water, youth, life is a bitch, buddies, gang, down on your luck, heist, crimes, society, disorder, friends, school, male nudity, cycling, bicycle accident, spa ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, new jersey

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