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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Xiao cai feng)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Romance, Comedy
Release Date:July 29, 2005
Running time:111 minutes
Cast:Liu Ye, Wang Suang Bao, Chen Kun, Xun Zhou, Chung Zhi Jun
Director:Dai Sijie
Producer:Lise Fayolle, Philippe Rousselet
Writer:Dai Sijie, Nadine Perront
Distributor:Soda Pictures Ltd.

Description: Set in the days of the Cultural Revolution, when it was a crime, sometimes punishable by death, to listen to Mozart or read Balzac or enjoy any other Western classics. Luo and Dai are guilty of being sons of parents who are classified as "enemies of the people" and sent to Phoenix of the Sky, a remote mountain town, to undergo re-education. Trapped, their every movement spied upon, the friends discover two unexpected distractions -- a suitcase full of forbidden foreign books and the beautiful daughter of a local tailor -- that irrevocably change their lives and their friendship.

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