This powerful tale set in the underworld of post-war Vietnam follows a Ho Chi Minh City pedicab rider struggling to support his sisters and grandfather. When his bicycle is stolen, he descends into a crime ring led by the charismatic poet Tony Leung, and his older sisters turn to prostitution.

Year: 1995
Genre: Drama, Asian Cinema, Best of the 1990s, Gangsters, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Carmen's Favourites
Country: France, Vietnam
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Le Van Loc, Tran Nu Yen Khe
Duration: 129 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Asia)



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