Mao's Last Dancer
Before You Can Fly You Have To Be Free.
What's that smell?....
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
Where's it showing?
Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cai, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang
|Screenplay||Jane Sardi, from the autobiography by Cunxin Li|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Mild to moderate, very frequent and in context. Low impact.|
|Sex||None, mild references to sex, infrequent, no/low impact.|
|Violence||Mild, infrequent, no blood or graphic scenes.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarTjheresa Smith ||10|
|Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi ||15|
|What the People say|
|IMDB926 Netizens ||15|
|Average .. 67%||13|
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