Mao's Last Dancer

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Summary: 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.
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Runtime: 117 min
Rating: Rated PG for a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking.
Production: Great Scott Productions Pty. Ltd.
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Languages: English, Mandarin
Home Release Date: May 3, 2011
Director Credit
Bruce Beresford Director
Writer Credit
Cunxin Li Based On The Autobiography By
Jan Sardi Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Bruce Greenwood Ben Stevenson
Chi Cao Li Cunxin - As An Adult
Kyle MacLachlan Charles Foster
Cast Credit
Aden Young Dilworth
Amanda Schull Elizabeth Mackey
Camilla Vergotis Mary McKendry
Chengwu Guo Li Cunxin - As A Teenager
Christopher Kirby Mason
Jack Thompson Judge Woodrow Seals
Joan Chen Niang
Madeleine Eastoe Lori
Penne Hackforth-Jones Cynthia Dodds
Shuangbao Wang Dia
Suzie Steen Betty Lou
Wen Bin Huang Li Cunxin - As A Child
Producer Credit
Jane Scott Producer
Ling Geng Co-Producer
Sue MacKay Line Producer
Troy Lum Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: