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This is the inspirational true story of Li Cuxin, 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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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Bruce Beresford
Jan Sardi
Jane Scott  Geng Ling
Dir. of Photography:
Peter James
Kyle McLachlan - Bruce Greenwood - Joan Chen - Jack Thompson - Aden Young - Amanda Schull - Shungbao Wang
Production Company
Last Dancer Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Hopscotch Films  Roadshow Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
Celluloid Dreams

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