Mao's Last Dancer


Mao's Last Dancer

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"Mao's Last Dancer" is the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin and his extraordinary journey from a poor upbringing in rural China to international stardom as a world-class ballet dancer. Based on the best selling autobiography, the film weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life. It compellingly captures the struggles, sacrifices and triumphs, as well as the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity amid the pain of exile.


Bruce Greenwood
as Ben Stevenson
Kyle MacLachlan
as Charles Foster
Joan Chen
as Niang
Chi Cao
as Li Cunxin (adult)
Chengwu Guo
as Li Cunxin (teenager)
Huang Wen Bin
as Li Cunxin (child)
Aden Young
as Dilworth
Penne Hackforth-Jones
as Cynthia Dodds
Jack Thompson
as Judge Woodrow Seals
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  • Jul 13, 2012
    Not a repeat movie by any means. Some of the melodrama seemed over the top and out of place with his relationship with the girl.
    Megan S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2011
    'Mao's Last Dancer' (2010) is fascinating, beautiful, and a perfect movie to watch if you want your heart to fly.
    Noah N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2011
    This is one of those must see based-on-a-true-story movies, even if you aren't into ballet. Beautiful. Entertaining. Inspiring.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2011
    Oh my god, this is such a bad, melodramatic movie. I wanted to watch this because I thought it was a documentary, but Mao's Last Dancer couldn't be further from that.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer

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