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Mao's Last Dancer

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In a village of China (named Quing-Dao in the book), the eleven year-old Li Cunxin is selected by the Communist Party to study ballet at the Madame Mao's Dance Academy in Beijing. Years later, he travels to Houston in a cultural exchange program invited by the artistic director Ben Stevenson and he is promoted to principal dancer of the Houston Ballet. Meanwhile he secretly dates and falls in love with the dancer Elizabeth Mackey. When the China's government asks Li Cunxin to return to his country, he marries Liz and defects to USA. He is forbidden to return to China and has no news of his parents and family. Meanwhile, his marriage with Liz ends and he misses his parents. But five years later, he has a great surprise during a performance.... Show more

Bruce Beresford satisfied me with his previous movies, but Mao's Last Dancer is much better. It is my favorite Biography movie because parts felt very similar to my life experience. Very entertaining movie, probably the most popular movie from Bruce Beresford. The image organizer and the person responsible for the photos have chosen plain-air locations that are pleasing to the eye, despite the fact that the camera's work is quite typical, but thanks to this, you can focus more on the actors and their playing. Mao's Last Dancer is worth watching online, espacially if you can watch it for free here. I loved the characters, all of them, even the antagonists were unforgettable. I couldn't believe such a big website has no Mao's Last Dancer in their database, so I added it.... Show more

Directors: Bruce Beresford
Countries: Australia
Release: 2009-10-01
Duration: 117 min
IMDb Rating: 7.3
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