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Beijing Bicycle (Shi qi sui de dan che) (China/Taiwan, 2001)

Directed by Xiaoshuai Wang. Just as Guai, a bicycle messenger, makes his final payment for the silver mountain bike loaned by his company, he finds it stolen. After endless searching, Guai discovers his bicycle is now in the hands of Jian who bought the bicycle with stolen money. Though Guai and Jian finally work out a deal, they find themselves on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. 113 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseReviews and articles: Buscombe, E. "Beijing bicycle." Sight & Sound v. ns12 no. 7 (July 2002) p. 38-9Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only
Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk. "Beijing Bicycle." Metro, Winter2002 Issue 133, p190, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only
Kuoshu, Harry H. "Beijing Bicycle: Retrieving Wester Cinematic Counterparts." In: Metro movies: cinematic urbanism in post-Mao China. Carbondale [Ill.] : Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Lu, Jie. "Metropolarities: The Troubled Lot and Beijing Bicycle." Journal of Contemporary China, Nov2008, Vol. 17 Issue 57, p717-732, 16p; Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only
Xu, Jian. "Representing rural migrants in the city: experimentalism in Wang Xiaoshuai's "So Close to Paradise" and "Beijing Bicycle." Screen v. 46 no. 4 (Winter 2005) p. 433-49 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Zhang, Yingjin "Space of Polylocality: Remapping the City: The Bicycle: Frustrated Desires in Beijing Bicycle." In: Cinema, space, and polylocality in a globalizing China / Yingjin Zhang. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 Z5 2010)

Reviews and articles: Buscombe, E. "Beijing bicycle." Sight & Sound v. ns12 no. 7 (July 2002) p. 38-9Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk. "Beijing Bicycle." Metro, Winter2002 Issue 133, p190, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only Kuoshu, Harry H. "Beijing Bicycle: Retrieving Wester Cinematic Counterparts." In: Metro movies: cinematic urbanism in post-Mao China. Carbondale [Ill.] : Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]) Lu, Jie. "Metropolarities: The Troubled Lot and Beijing Bicycle." Journal of Contemporary China, Nov2008, Vol. 17 Issue 57, p717-732, 16p; Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only Xu, Jian. "Representing rural migrants in the city: experimentalism in Wang Xiaoshuai's "So Close to Paradise" and "Beijing Bicycle." Screen v. 46 no. 4 (Winter 2005) p. 433-49 Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only Zhang, Yingjin "Space of Polylocality: Remapping the City: The Bicycle: Frustrated Desires in Beijing Bicycle." In: Cinema, space, and polylocality in a globalizing China / Yingjin Zhang. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 Z5 2010)

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