Mao's Last Dancer

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By on August 22, 2010

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2009
Country: Australia
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Languages: English, Mandarin
Director: Bruce Beresford
Taglines:

  • Before You Can Fly You Have To Be Free.

  • Writing by: Jan Sardi – (screenplay)
    Cunxin Li – (based on the autobiography by)

    Produced by: Ling Geng – co-producer
    Troy Lum – executive producer
    Sue MacKay – line producer
    Jane Scott – producer

    Cast: Bruce Greenwood – Ben Stevenson
    Kyle MacLachlan – Charles Foster
    Joan Chen – Niang
    Chi Cao – Li Cunxin – as an adult
    Amanda Schull – Elizabeth Mackey
    Shuangbao Wang – Dia (as Shuang Bao Wang)
    Chengwu Guo – Li Cunxin – as a teenager
    Wen Bin Huang – Li Cunxin – as a child
    Aden Young – Dilworth
    Madeleine Eastoe – Lori
    Camilla Vergotis – Mary McKendry

    Music: Christopher Gordon
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    Plot Outline: A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese…
    Plot: A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. 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.

    Movie Quotes:

    Becca Crane: [from trailer] Jacob, why did you just take off your shirt?
    Jacob: [Holds up employment contract] My contract says I have to every ten minutes of screen time.

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    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Funny animation during end credits (first part).

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