Cyclo (film)

Cyclo (Xích Lô) is a 1995 film by Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung (who had made The Scent of Green Papaya). It stars Le Van Loc, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Tran Nu Yen-Khe. Le Van Loc plays a young cyclo driver who is forced into working for a gang after his cycle is stolen. Soon, his sister also comes under the influence of the gang and becomes a prostitute. A lieutenant in the gang with demons of his own wrestles with growing feelings for the sister even as he continues to prostitute her out to other men. The brother and sister sink to depths they had never imagined and must claw their way back out again.


The film soundtrack was written by Vietnamese composer Tôn-Thât Tiêt, who also collaborated with Trân Anh Hung on The Scent of Green Papaya. The score received a "Best Music" award at the Festival International de Flandre in (1995). The soundtrack also contains several well-known Vietnamese ca dao (folk songs) and other popular songs:

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