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Xich lo (Cyclo) (1995)

From the director of the Academy Award Nominated film "The Scent of Green Papaya" comes a shocking new vision of beauty, passion and power.

Original Title : Xich lo
Director : Anh Hung Tran
Writer : Trung Binh Nguyen
Anh Hung Tran
Genre : Crime
Drama
Country : Vietnam
Language : Vietnamese, Italian
Producer : Adeline Lecallier , Alain Rocca , Christophe Rossignon
Music : T├┤n-Th├ót Ti├¬t
Photography : Beno├«t Delhomme
Laurence Tr├ęmolet
IMDB ID : 0112767
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Xich lo (Cyclo) (1995) - Anh Hung Tran
 

Starring

┬Le Van Loc Cyclo
┬Tony Leung Chiu Wai Poet
┬Tran Nu Y├¬n-Kh├¬ Sister
┬Nhu Quynh Nguyen Madam
┬Hoang Phuc Nguyen Tooth
┬Ngo Vu Quang Hal Knife
┬Tuyet Ngan Nguyen Happy Woman
┬Doan Viet Ha Sad Woman
┬Bjuhoang Huy Crazy Son
┬Vo Vinh Phuc Cyclo's Friend
┬Le Kinh Huy Grandfather
┬Pham Ngoc Lieu Little Sister
┬Le Tuan Anh Handcuff Man
┬Le Cong Tuan Anh Drunken Dancer
┬Van Day Nguyen Lullaby Man
┬Bui Thi Mingh Duc Poet's Mother
┬Trinh Thinh Foot Fetishist
┬Din Tho Nguyen Poet's Father
┬Viet Thang Nguyen Cocaine Policeman
┬Thanh Lam Singer
┬Gia Khoan Government Official
┬Huang Kiem Man at TAK-47
┬Mao Can Urine Fetishist
┬Chu Hung Money Thief
┬Manh Cuong Tran Cabaret Man
┬Quoc Hung Tran Gorilla
┬Truong Thanh Nghi Victim of the Lullaby
┬Pham Hai Truong Nguyen Thi Hoa
┬Loc Tran Fireman
┬Minh Tuan Tran Old Man
┬Van Dung Nguyen Petrol Seller
┬Pham Duy Huong Old Man
┬Le Thai Ngoc Hoan Child of the Fountain
┬Ba Phan Chalatoan Napping Client
┬Dang Minh Chau Friend of the Cyclo
┬Van Loi Tran Friend of the Cyclo
┬Le Anh Son Friend of the Cyclo
┬Phan Van Nhun Pox Sufferer
┬Dang Van Duc Pox Sufferer
┬Nhat Yu Tran Pox Sufferer
┬Huu Chau Nguyen Pox Sufferer
┬Thai Ong Lai Pox Sufferer
 

Plot

A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho-Chi-Min-City) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world of drugs and crime.
 

Comments

One of the greatest independent films "Cyclo" is one of the greatest independent movies ever made. Vietnamese Auteur Tran Anh Hung shows how by accident violence becomes dominant in the life of a poor, young worker toiling in the streets of Saigon. Brilliantly shot with sometimes shocking and very intimate close-ups of violence and perversion, this movie deserves more attention. Besides "Cyclo" is also a documentary about the sad daily street life in giant third world cities and the permanent fight to survive.
 
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Xich lo (Cyclo) (1995) - Anh Hung Tran
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