Mao's Last Dancer (2009) film poster

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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)


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  • Release Date:

    Aug 20, 2010

  • Genre:

    Drama

  • Stars:

    Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan


Film Summary

Mao's Last Dancer movie synopsis: From Academy Award nominees Bruce Beresford (director, TENDER MERCIES, DRIVING MISS DAISY), Jane Scott (producer, SHINE) and Jan Sardi (screenwriter, SHINE, THE NOTEBOOK) comes the remarkable true story of ballet dancer Li Cunxin.  MAO'S LAST DANCER stars Chi Cao, a gifted dancer and principal at the Birmingham Royal Ballet making his impressive screen debut as Li.  The cast is rounded out by Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen and Amanda Schull.Based on Li's best selling autobiography, MAO'S LAST DANCER is the epic story of a young poverty stricken boy from China and his inspirational journey to international stardom as a world-class dancer.

Based on Li's best selling autobiography, MAO'S LAST DANCER is the epic story of a young poverty stricken boy from China and his inspirational journey to international stardom as a world-class dancer.The story begins when a young Li is taken from his peasant home by the Chinese government and chosen to study ballet in Beijing.  Separated from his family and enduring countless hours of practice, Li struggles to find his place in the new life he has been given.  Gaining confidence from a kind teacher's encouraging guidance and a chance trip to America, Li finally discovers that his passion has always been dance.

The story begins when a young Li is taken from his peasant home by the Chinese government and chosen to study ballet in Beijing.  Separated from his family and enduring countless hours of practice, Li struggles to find his place in the new life he has been given.  Gaining confidence from a kind teacher's encouraging guidance and a chance trip to America, Li finally discovers that his passion has always been dance.  

Box Office: Mao's Last Dancer grossed $15,440,315 at the box office in Australia and a total of $20,719,451 worldwide.

Film Details

Director(s):

Bruce Beresford

Cast:

Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Amanda Schull
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