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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Drama
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English: 5.1 Dolby DTS HD Master Audio
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English / Subtitled
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Mao's Last Dancer
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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2010
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English: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:
English / Subtitled
Blu-ray
Mao's Last Dancer
 This product will ship on September 23, 2014
List price: $14.99
Your Price: $9.99
You save 33%

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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2010
Audio
English: 5.1 Dolby DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles:
English / Subtitled
DVD
Mao's Last Dancer
Your Price: $10.98

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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2010
Audio
English: 5.1 Dolby DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles:
English / Subtitled

Synopsis

Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year’s most talked about independent films. It’s the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free. Helmed by two-time Oscar® Nominee Bruce Beresford* (Driving Miss Daisy and Tender Mercies), MAO’S LAST DANCER will stir your soul and leave you cheering!

*Directing, Tender Mercies, 1983; Adapted Screenplay, with Jonathan Hardy and David Stevens, Breaker Morant, 1980.

Disc Information

**The Making of Mao's Last Dancer

Cast & Crew

Bruce Greenwood ... Ben Stevenson
Kyle MacLachlan ... Charles Foster
Joan Chen ... Niang
Chi Cao ... Li (as an adult)
Shuangbao Wang ... Dia
Chengwu Guo ... Li (as a teenager)
Huang Wen Bin ... Li (as a child)

Reviews

Jonathan F. Richards Film.com | September 21, 2010

Bruce Beresford's biopic of Li Cunxin, the Chinese ballet dancer who defected while on a student visa in Houston in 1981, is sometimes the movie equivalent of Oscar Meyer cold cuts. But the dancing is pure caviar.

Peter Brunette Hollywood Reporter | September 10, 2010

Feel-good movie about a Chinese dancer presses all the right buttons.

Tom Long Detroit News | August 27, 2010

Lovely and astounding, Mao's Last Dancer is a modern epic of art and ambition triumphing oppression.

Manuel Mendoza Dallas Morning News | August 27, 2010

Ballet dancer Chi Cao does a great job of capturing both Li's chops on the stage and his sincerity and culture shock in the face of American opulence.

Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic | August 26, 2010

Hollywood has a long history of turning highbrow art into middlebrow mush, and Mao's Last Dancer is just one more kick dancer in that long line.

Rebecca J. Ritzel Washington Post | August 20, 2010

Many films have portrayed the rigors of ballet training, but none will make viewers wince quite like Mao's Last Dancer.

Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal | August 19, 2010

The film celebrates artistic freedom without preaching a sermon, and often flies when Mr. Chi is on screen. When he is on stage, spinning and leaping to the strains of magnificent music, the film soars.

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