Mao's Last Dancer (Blu-ray)

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Mao's Last Dancer (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 29, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The Making of Mao's Last Dancer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Photography by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten57%

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Total Count: 76

Upright76%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,172
Rating: 3.5/5 -- a sweeping story that has many ups and downs, with some pretty noticeable changes in tone and pace Full Review
7M Pictures
Oct 2, 2013
Rating: C- -- Woefully creaky and corny. Full Review
Lessons of Darkness
Oct 12, 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. Full Review
Film.com
Sep 21, 2010
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Australian director Bruce Beresford handles the culture-clash aspects of the story with a surprising lack of subtlety. Full Review
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sep 3, 2010
Rating: 3.5 -- Missteps prevent ballet drama from reaching great heights. Full Review
sbs.com.au
Dec 24, 2010
Ballet star Li Cunxin's best-selling autobiography gets a curiously tepid treatment in this 2009 adaptation by director Bruce Beresford. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 27, 2010
Rating: 4/4 -- The ballet sequences are beautifully choreographed and a treat to be savored. You'll view Li's progression as an international artist as he becomes one of the best ballet dancers in the world. Full Review
Sarah's Backstage Pass
Jan 14, 2020

Product Description:

The true story of Li Cunxin and his journey from rural China to the bright lights of ballet stardom is brought to the screen in this biographical drama from director Bruce Beresford. In 1972, 11-year-old Li Cunxin (Huang Wenbin) is living with his parents, Niang (Joan Chen) and Dia (Wang Shuangbao), and six siblings while attending a tumbledown school in Shandog province. Li's life changes when representatives of Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy visit his school, and he is one of several students believed to have promise as a dancer. While life at the school is difficult for Li and many of the instructors are harsh and unforgiving, Chan (Zhang Su) takes the boy under his wing and grooms him into one of the school's star pupils. In 1981, Li (now played by Chi Cao) is chosen to travel to the United States as part of a student exchange with the Houston Ballet Company. Under the tutelage of Ben Stevenson (Bruce Greenwood), the company's director, Li impresses his peers and is given a key role in a televised production of Die Fledermaus; despite an attack of stage fright, Li's performance is a triumph. As Li came to love life in the United States, he also falls for an attractive young dancer, Elizabeth (Amanda Schull), and when his time in America draws to a close, he makes the decision to leave his old life behind and pursue a life of personal and creative freedom in America. Also starring Kyle MacLachlan and Camilla Vergotis, MAO'S LAST DANCER received its world premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

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  • Sales Rank: 34,116
  • UPC: 024543742029
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