MAO'S LAST DANCER

By Bruce BERESFORD

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Drama - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bruce BERESFORD
    • Writer(s)
    • Jane SARDI
    • Producer(s)
    • Jane SCOTT
    • Synopsis
    • The inspirational true story of famous ballet dancer Li Cunxin, adapted from his
      best-selling autobiography. The story of how, amidst the chaos of Mao’s Cultural
      Revolution, he was chosen to leave his peasant family and sent on an amazing
      journey towards freedom and personal triumph. Li’s story unfolds as China was
      emerging from Mao’s deluded grand vision. It couldn’t have been a better time for
      him to discover the West and for the West to discover him. Li overcomes adversity,
      discovering and exploring his natural abilities and talent as a great dancer. This not
      only meant dealing with his own physical limitations but also with the punishment
      given by a highly suspicious and paranoid Chinese government after Li’s defection
      to the USA.
      In America, Li found a completely different and captivating new world but there
      were other difficulties he could never have imagined. And every night he danced for
      the family that he was forced to leave as a child.
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