In a village in China (called Quing Dao), eleven-year-old Li Cunxin is selected by the Communist Party to study ballet at the Madame Mao Dance Academy in Beijing. Years later, he travels to Houston as part of a cultural exchange hosted by Artistic Director Ben Stevenson and is promoted to solo dancer for the Houston Ballet. Meanwhile, he is secretly dating the dancer Elizabeth Mackey and falls in love with her. When the Chinese government asks Li Cunxin to return to his country, he marries Liz and transfers her to the United States. He is not allowed to return to China and has no news from his parents and family. In the meantime, his marriage ends with Liz and he misses his parents. But five years later he has a big surprise during a performance.
Mao's Last Dancer is one of these movies that you want to watch online over and over again. It's one of these Drama movies which you will remember for a long time, Mao's Last Dancer is original and has it's own style. Mao's Last Dancer is kind of surprise of 2009, the rest of movies made in Australia wasn't as successful as this one. With such good actors cast, the movie just can't be bad. Bruce Beresford is a director who stays behind all the great work and thanks to him Mao's Last Dancer looks as it looks. Enjoy watching, you can also filter all movies to show only movie directed by Bruce Beresford or starring only Bruce Greenwood, just click on the names.