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The time of his life

OUT NOW! MAO'S LAST DANCER turns the real-life odyssey of a Chinese dancer into a Hollywood fairytale. But the story and the dancing make this film worth watching.

Here’s solid proof that reality can still keep up with (and even surpass) fiction. Given plenty of time to unfold, the story takes us through the contrasts in life of Chinese dancer Li. From growing up in deep poverty in Maoist China to discovering the American dream, and how the same system that shaped him in the end tries to take it all away. Plenty worth a watch despite the rather unnecessary Hollywood ending.

Mao’s Last Dancer | Directed by Bruce Beresford (USA 2010) with Chi Cao and Bruce Greenwood. Opens November 4.