Rickshaw Boy (film)

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Rickshaw Boy
Directed by Ling Zifeng
Based on Rickshaw Boy
by Lao She
Starring Siqin Gaowa
Zhang Fengyi
Release date
1982 (China), October 1983 (Chicago International Film Festival)
Running time
123 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

Rickshaw Boy (Chinese: 骆驼祥子) is a 1982 Chinese movie directed by Ling Zifeng, based upon the novel of the same name by Lao She. The film stars Siqin Gaowa, who won a Golden Rooster for her performance, and Zhang Fengyi.


Xiang Zi is a rickshaw boy who has always had a desire to excel and a thirst for freedom. He married Hu Niu who died of dystocia later. After her death, another girl, Xiao Fuzi, falls in love with Xiang Zi but they are separated by poverty. Xiang Zi works very hard in order to change his life, only to find that Xiao Fuzi is dead just as he begins to be hopeful for their future. Finally, Xiang Zi, an unflinching man, surrenders to that dark society.





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