Rated PG · 117 minutes · 2009

Biography, Drama
The ballet life of Li Cunxin begins when he 11, taken from his peasant family in rural China to train in Beijing, and he defects to the United States as a cultural exchange student as a young man.
Director: Bruce Beresford
Producer: Jane Scott and Troy Lum
Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Wang Shuangbao, Camilla Vergotis, Zhang Su, Guo Chengwu, Huang Wenbin and Steven Heathcote


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