Mao’s Last Dancer is a drama film, set for relase in USA on August 06, 2010 (limited). The film is written by Jan Sardi and directed by Bruce Beresford, and stars: Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang, Chengwu Guo, Wen Bin Huang, Aden Young, Madeleine Eastoe, Camilla Vergotis, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Jack Thompson.

Movie synopsis: This is the inspirational true story of Li Cunxin, adapted from his best-selling autobiography and telling how, amidst the chaos of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, he was chosen to leave his peasant family and sent on an amazing journey ... as it turned out towards freedom and personal triumph.

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Li’s story unfolds as China was emerging from Mao’s grand vision. It couldn’t have been a better time for Li Cunxin to discover the west and for the west to discover Li Cunxin. This is about how Li overcame adversity, discovering and exploring his natural abilities and talent as a great classical dancer. This meant not only dealing with his own physical limitations but also eventually the punishment meted out by a highly suspicious Chinese government after Li’s defection to the US.

In America Li found a completely different and captivating new world – but there were other difficulties he could never have imagined. Even with the support of many friends there was still isolation and despite his growing fame there was still uncertainty for his future.

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