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Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer

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This multi-award-winning arthouse release is based on a true story. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.


114 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 10
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cai, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang
Director
Bruce Beresford
ScreenplayJane Sardi, from the autobiography by Cunxin Li
MusicChristopher Gordon
CinematographyPeter James
EditingMark Warner
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama, biography
LanguageMild to moderate, very frequent and in context. Low impact.
NudityNone
SexNone, mild references to sex, infrequent, no/low impact.
ViolenceMild, infrequent, no blood or graphic scenes.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
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International Media
Internet (IMDB)926 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 67%13


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