Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

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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.

Directed by Bruce Beresford.

Released in 2009 by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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  • character-type: Immigrant
  • character-type: Dancer
  • action: Cry
  • action: Dance
  • action: Kiss
  • action: Embrace
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Special Interest
  • secondary-genre: Ballet & Modern Dance
  • secondary-genre: Biography
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on the Book
  • mood: Sentimental
  • mood: Heartfelt
  • prop: Money
  • setting: Stage
  • setting: China
  • theme: Hospitality
  • theme: Poverty
  • theme: Alienation
  • theme: Hope
  • theme: Family
  • actor: George Bush
  • actor: Kyle MacLachlan
  • actor: Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • actor: Chi Cao
  • actor: Bruce Greenwood
  • actor: Amanda Schull
  • actor: Wen Bin Huang
  • actor: Chengwu Guo
  • director: Bruce Beresford
  • producer: Jane Scott
  • producer: Troy Lum
  • producer: Sue MacKay
  • producer: Ling Geng
  • cinematographer: Peter James
  • composer: Christopher Gordon
  • editor: Mark Warner
  • costume-designer: Anna Borghesi
  • production-designer: Herbert Pinter
  • role-name: Elizabeth Mackey
  • role-name: Charles Foster
  • role-name: Li Cunxin - as an adult
  • role-name: Li Cunxin - as a child
  • role-name: Li Cunxin - as a teenager
  • role-name: Ben Stevenson
  • role-name: Himself
  • screenwriter: Jan Sardi
  • screenwriter: Cunxin Li
  • year: 2009
  • studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films