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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (DVD)
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This 2003 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film is based on the experience of director Dai Si Jie, who spent four years in a re-education program instigated during Mao Zedong's "Cultural Revolution." Two teenage boys, Ma (Ye Liu) and Luo (Kun Chen), are sent to live on the remote mountain known as Phoenix in the Sky. The boys steal the "subversive" novels of Honore de Balzac, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, and Gogol, and read them to the granddaughter of the local tailor (Xun Zhou). While reading, both boys fall in love with the girl, and, through Balzac, discover awakening desire, passion, impulsive action, love--all the subjects that had, until then, been hidden. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Product ID: 109412
Category: Movies/Videos
Supporting language: Mandarin - See Chinese
Applicable country: China
Platforms/media types: DVD