The Cyclist (Bicycleran)(Docharkheh Savar)
The Cyclist (Bicycleran)(Docharkheh Savar) (1998)

The only thing that stands between Nasim and the deeply damaging personal disgrace of being unable to pay his wife's hospital bills is an insane bet. In this drama, Nasim can find no other honest way to pay those bills. His job as a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 9, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Fernando F. Croce

Makhmalbaf builds the race towards a crowd-pleasing climax, but the film's concluding freeze-frame entraps rather than cheerleads his underdog

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This colorful film is more interested in delivering its message about how man makes man suffer, than it is in being dramatic.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

just those shots of the Iranian desert sun peering into the well and into the marketplace are worth the price of the video.

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Carlos Magalh„es
It is not without its flaws, like a certain character who has a motorcycle accident and is never mentioned again, but this powerful drama benefits from superb… More
John Ballantine
Beautiful and saddening film about a man who engages in a ridiculous contest to continually cycle for days in order to meet his wife's medical bills. A… More
Daisy Maduro
I have seen some few Persian movies so far,which were good ones, but this one The Cyclist, I found it an average movie. It was very confusing about a poor… More