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Cyclo ★★ Xich Lo 1995

An orphaned 18-year-old (Van Loc), known only by by his profession of cyclo (pedal-taxi) driver, struggles on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. When his vehicle is stolen, he's forced by his boss to repay its value and takes smalltime jobs from local crime boss, The Poet (Leung), who, unbeknownst to the cyclo, is also his sister's (Yen-Khe) pimp. The deeper the young man gets into the criminal world, the closer he also gets to tragedy. Vietnamese with subtitles. 123m/C VHS, DVD . VT Le Van Loc, Tran Nu YenKhe, Tony Leung ChiuWai, Nguyen Nhu Quynh; D: Tran Anh Hung; W: Tran Anh Hung; C: Benoit Delhomme; M: Ton That Tiet.