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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Movie Title: 
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Picture: 

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Year of Production: 
2002
Genre: 
Biography
Director: 
Sijie Dai
Internet Movie Database: 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291032/
Video Information: 
none
Movie Description: 
In 1971, in the China of Mao Tse Tung, the two university students Luo (Kun Chen) and Ma (Ye Liu) are sent to a mountain mining village with very ignorant peasants and also a Maoist rehabilitation camp, to be reeducated. Both fall in love for the illiterate granddaughter of the local tailor, called "little seamstress". They become friends, and Luo and Ma steal forbidden books of western literature, and while they read the books and teach the little seamstress, they also tell the story to the community and play classical music in the violin, developing and improving their lives.