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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

cast: Xun Zhou, Kun chen, Ye Liu, Shuangbao Wang

year: 2002

colour: no

certificate: 12A

director: Dai Sijie

runtime: 116

Comedy/ Drama/ Romance Dai Sijie brings his own best-selling novel to the screen, based on his own experience of "re-education" during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in the early 1970s. Two young Chinese students live out their own "cultural revolution" with only a violin and a suitcase full of "forbidden" books to offer them salvation. Year of release in the UK: 2003

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