It was a shame that this movie was not better promoted when it briefly played at local Canadian theaters. I had seen a preview for it and knew it was going to be awesome, which it was. I found it playing at my local theater purely by accident. I changed my movie ticket for another novie for a ticket for Mao's Last Dancer immediately, and waited another 30 minutes to see this film, which was probably one of the years' best, next to The Social Network. It was an absolute sensory treat.
I highly recommend this film for those who like dance (and romantic)movies.
It is based on a true story of a Chinese peasant boy who, during the time of "the cultural revolution" in China, studies ballet and becomes one of the top dancers in the world, performing with the Houston Ballet.
You can't miss this one! Order and enjoy!