Mao's Last Dancer 2009

Synopsis:

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.

Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 2009-10-01
Runtime: 117 minutes
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Tagline: Before you can fly, you have to be free.
Cast:
Chi Cao
Chi Cao
Li Cunxin - adult 
Chengwu Guo
Chengwu Guo
Li Cunxin - teenage 
Wen Bin Huang
Wen Bin Huang
Li Cunxin - boy 
Joan Chen
Joan Chen
Niang 
Amanda Schull
Amanda Schull
Elizabeth Mackey 
Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
Charles Foster 
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Also known as:
  • L'últim ballarí de Mao
  • O Último Dançarino de Mao