Mao's Last Dancer will be released on 20th of August 2010 wide in any theaters. Mao's Last Dancer (2010) is a Drama Film directed by Bruce Beresford. The cast of the film are Bruce Greenwood as Ben Stevenson, Kyle MacLachlan as Charles Foster, Joan Chen as Niang, Chi Cao as Li Cunxin - as an adult, Amanda Schull as Elizabeth Mackey, Shuangbao Wang as Dia, Chengwu Guo as Li Cunxin - as a teenager, Wen Bin Huang as Li Cunxin - as a child, Aden Young as Dilworth, Madeleine Eastoe as Lori, Camilla Vergotis as Mary McKendry, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Cynthia Dodds, Jack Thompson as Judge Woodrow Seals, Christopher Kirby as Mason, Suzie Steen as Betty Lou, Shu Guang Liang as Jing Tring - 8 yrs, Ye Wang as Cunfar - 14 yrs, Neng Neng Zhang as Gong Mei, Wan Shi Xu as Shen Yu and Shao Wei Yi as Yang Ping. The movie Mao's Last Dancer is under the distribution of Samuel Goldwyn Films and MPAA rating as PG. At the heart of Mao's Cultural Revolution, 11-year-old boy Li Cunxin, living in an impoverished mountain village, is selected to learn ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. On a visit to China, an American ballet director Ben Stevenson is impressed by Li's talent and offers him a three-month stay in the US as an exchange student at his ballet school, the Houston Ballet.
Quickly attracting the attention of the local ballet scene, Li, with the encouragement of Stevenson, requests an extension to stay longer in America; however, the Chinese government refuses. Overwhelmed by the opportunities offered in America and being deeply in love with a fellow ballet student, Elizabeth Mackey, Li is determined to stay. He does not want to defect because of the problems that he would cause for his family in China and for Stevenson's relationship with the Chinese government. As a newly wed, he visits the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Houston with his lawyer and Stevenson, to report his marriage to the Chinese government and ask for permission to stay in the US. Despite having been told China respects international marriages by his lawyer, he is detained, only released after 21 hours and high-level negotiations. Told he is free to stay in the US but not allowed to go back to China ever again, Li leaves in great distress.
Unable to contact his family in China, Li worries constantly about their well-being and his marriage with Elizabeth fails. After five years, as a show of goodwill, the Chinese government allows Li's parents to visit him in America. They see his performance of the The Rite of Spring, at the end of which they reunite with him on stage. Three years later Li is granted permission to visit China, together with his new wife Mary McKendry, an Australian ballerina. In the village where he grew up, apart from meeting his parents again, he reunites with his brothers and a former teacher, and gives an impromptu outdoor ballet performance with his wife to the village's uproarious cheer. Watch free Mao's Last Dancer (2010) movie stream online.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 73% based on 11 reviews, with an average score of 6.2/10. Mao's Last Dancer is the twelfth highest grossing Australian film of all time. It also became the highest grossing Australian film in 2009.