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Bike and Old Electric Piano

OT: Bike Yu Jiu Dian Gang

Pan Shao // People's Republic of China, 2014
Documentary Feature // FF2015



An old electric piano witnesses a meeting between two extraordinary people: Zhang Yishu grew up in Taiwan, but moved to China in the 1980s with his father. Once there, he had to get used to the Communist system which was particularly difficult after his father died. He became increasingly withdrawn and started teaching himself various musical instruments. At some point he encountered Zhang Pengcheng, an oddball on a bike, and gave him a electric piano. Director Shao Pao accompanies the two outsiders on their journey through a world that doesn’t understand them. A modern documentary fairy tale about loneliness and friendship, norms and niches. This film is part of the special series “Chinese Independent Cinema”.


Shao Pan (*1981) completed his studies at Nanjing University of the Arts in 2004. He made the short films Come Back (2006) and Duck Wings (2007). Bike and Old Electronic Piano is his first full-length film.


Bike Yu Jiu Dian Gang

Documentary Feature


Asia Express//FF2015

People's Republic of China


174 min

OV with English subtitles

Pan Shao


Meng Yuan

Zhang Yisu ,Zhang Pengcheng

Ruo Yu

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