Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 55%
TMDB Rating 6.9
IMDB Rating 7.4
RottenTomatoes Rating 55%

Financials

Revenue: $23,914,731

Budget: $25,000,000

Profit: - $-1,085,269


Movie Details

Tag Line: Before you can fly, you have to be free.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Oct 1, 2009

Rating: PG

Run Time: 1h 57m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: Australia

Production Companies: Great Scott Productions Pty. Ltd.


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Synopsis

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.


Main Cast

Chi Cao

Chi Cao

Li Cunxin - adult

Age : N/A | Popularity : 7%

Chengwu Guo

Chengwu Guo

Li Cunxin - teenage

Age : N/A | Popularity : 5%

Wen Bin Huang

Wen Bin Huang

Li Cunxin - boy

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Joan Chen

Joan Chen

Niang

Age : 59 | Popularity : 29%

Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood

Ben Stevenson

Age : 64 | Popularity : 30%

Amanda Schull

Amanda Schull

Elizabeth Mackey

Age : 42 | Popularity : 27%

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Charles Foster

Age : 62 | Popularity : 28%

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

US Federal Judge

Age : 80 | Popularity : 6%


Crew

Department Role Name
Editing Editor
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
Directing Director
Bruce Beresford
Bruce Beresford
Camera Director of Photography
Peter James
Peter James
Art Set Decoration
Kerrie Brown
Kerrie Brown
Art Direction
Elaine Kusmishko
Elaine Kusmishko
Production Design
Herbert Pinter
Herbert Pinter
Costume & Make-Up Hairstylist
Maree McDonald
Maree McDonald
Costume Design
Anna Borghesi
Anna Borghesi
Makeup & Hair
Ziggy Golden
Ziggy Golden
Makeup Artist
Xin Mu
Xin Mu
Sound Music
Christopher Gordon
Christopher Gordon
Production Producer
Jane Scott
Jane Scott
Line Producer
Sue MacKay
Sue MacKay
Executive Producer
Troy Lum
Troy Lum
Co-Producer
Geng Ling
Geng Ling
Writing Screenplay
Jan Sardi
Jan Sardi
Author
Cunxin Li
Cunxin Li
Department Role Name

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