Le Cerf Volant Du Bout Du Monde (1958)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Le Ceft-Volant du Rout du Monde (The Kite From Across the World) strikes a blow for East-West d├ętente. When a fancy Chinese kite lands in Paris, two street gangs fight over its possession. In the ensuing melee, the kite's tail is detached, falling into the hands of a wide-eyed young urchin. Tied to the tail is a note from a Chinese boy, who expresses a wish to make friends with an occidental. The French lad then dreams about travelling to Peking, where much of the film was location-shot (imagine an American film of the 1950s being permitted access to the Chinese capital!). A 60-minute version of Le Cerf-Volant du Rout du Monde was prepared for American television in the early 1970s.