Mao's Last Dancer

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Mao's Last Dancer

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Mao's Last Dancer

Release Date: October 01, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «Before you can fly, you have to be free.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Great Scott Productions Pty. Ltd.
Director    :   Bruce Beresford
Producers    :   Jane Scott, Sue MacKay, Troy Lum, Geng Ling
Writers    :   Jan Sardi, Cunxin Li
RunTime    :   117 mins.
Budget    :   25000000
Revenue    :   23914731

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.

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