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Cyclo Details

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A "cyclo" is a bicycle-drawn taxi similar to a rickshaw, and, in this story, the nickname of an 18-year-old boy trying to scrape together a living in the desperate poverty of Ho Chi Mihn City. Cyclo lives with his grandfather (Le Kinh Huy) and two sisters (Tran Nu Yen-Khe and Pham Ngoc Lieu), and drives his taxi for a bitter woman (Nhu Quynh Nguyen) who devotes most of her time to her mentally unstable son (Bjuhoang Huy). When the pedal-cab is stolen, Cyclo is forced into a life of crime to repay the debt and falls in with a group of petty thugs led by a self-styled poet (Tony Leung Chiu Wai). What Cyclo doesn't know at first is that the poet is also a pimp, and he's been using his romantic wiles to lure Cyclo's older sister into a career as a prostitute. Cyclo was directed by Tran Anh Hung, whose breakthrough film was the acclaimed drama The Scent of Green Papaya. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 1, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Tran Anh Hung Golden Lion 1995 Winner

Crew

Tran Anh Hung
Director
Tran Anh Hung
Screenwriter
Benoit Delhomme
Cinematographer
Nicole Dedieu
Editor
Adeline Lecallier
Art Director
Benoit Barouh
Art Director
Daniel Zalay
Art Director
Adeline Lecallier
Associate Producer
Alain Rocca
Associate Producer
Francois Waledisch
Sound/Sound Designer
Marie-France Ghilbert
Sound/Sound Designer
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