Mao's Last Dancer

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Mao's Last Dancer
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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Film and Publications Board (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

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Tjheresa Smith quote iconThe dancing is sublime
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote icon'n Knap prent meet inspirerende dans toenele
15

What the People say

Internet
926 Netizens quote iconinspiring story and a truly brilliant movie
15

Average .. 67%

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