Mao's last dancer

Allowed 117 minutes 2009 7.3

This drama is based on Li Cunxin's best-selling biography about a poor Chinese boy's development to a prominent ballet dancer. Li Cunxin grows up in the Chinese countryside under extremely poor conditions. In the early 70's, the eleven-year-old boy is elected by Madame Mao's cultural employee to start practicing ballet at a ballet school in Beijing. As part of China's cultural exchange with the United States, Li is given the opportunity to study ballet in Houston. In the United States, Li appreciates his freedom and he falls in love with an American woman.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Biography, drama, music
Director: Bruce Beresford
Actor: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan |, Joan Chen, Penne Hackforth-Jones
Country: Australia
Language: English, Chinese