Prisonniers de Mao (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Jean Pasqualini was the child of a Corsican Frenchman and a Chinese mother, living in China. When the communist regime tightened its controls over Chinese society in 1957, Pasqualini was sentenced to 12 years of "re-education" as a "counterrevolutionary." In 1964, he was expelled from the country before finishing his sentence and was forced to leave his wife and family behind. This film is based on Pasqualini's book about his harrowing experiences.

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exile, imprisonment