Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

Director : Bruce Beresford

Genre : Drama

Cast : (Credited cast) , Bruce Greenwood as Ben Stevenson, Kyle MacLachlan as Charles Foster, Amanda Schull as Elizabeth Mackey, Joan Chen as Niang, Jack Thompson as US Federal Judge, Alice Parkinson as Alice, Christopher Kirby, Chi Cao as Li Cunxin – adult, Aden Young as Dilworth, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Cynthia, Chloe Traicos as Frizzy head girl, Camilla Vergotis as Mary McKendry, Ferdinand Hoang as Consul Zhang, Suzie Steen as Betty Lou, Ian Meadows as Backstage manager, Chengwu Guo as Li Cunxin – teenage, Laurence Fuller as Aspiring Dancer, Steven Heathcote as Bobby Cordner, Brenda Kuciemba as Concert Patron, Sam Anderson as Stage Manager, Madeleine Eastoe as Lori, Yang Li as Shi Dao, Shuangbao Wang as Dia, Robin Choi as Embassy Guard, Tony Hall as Office Worker, Elia Da Costa as Disco Dancer

Plot : A drama in percent to the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the period of 11, Li was plucked indulge in a homeless Chinese… more |

Run Time : Canada:117 min (Toronto International Film Festival)

Country : Australia

Language : English | Mandarin

Filming Locations : Acer Arena, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Goofs : Errors inside geography: When Liz is let alone given that San Francisco, She is infusing out of the street. In the corner, it is recognizable inside the area there is a system occupation parlance “Darling St.” inside Sydney, along furthermore the City of Sydney mark on it. This shot is played inside Houston.

Plot Summary : A drama according to the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the phase of 11, Li was plucked enjoys a homeless Chinese village by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates as at any rate as carried to Beijing to review ballet. In 1979, for the duration of a cultural exchange to Texas, he lessened inside warmth and an American woman. Two days later, he organized to defect as at any rate as went on to operate because a deep-seated dancer for the raison d’être that the Houston Ballet as at any rate as because a deep-seated actor and the Australian Ballet.

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