Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

Genres - Biography, Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Oct 9, 2002  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |  
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (simplified Chinese: 巴尔扎克与小裁缝; traditional Chinese: 巴爾扎克與小裁縫; French: Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse Chinoise) is a 2002 Franco-Chinese romance drama film with dialogue in the Sichuan dialect directed by Dai Sijie and starring Zhou Xun, Chen Kun and Liu Ye. It premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival on 16 May. Based on the 2000 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title by Dai, the film revolves around two young Chinese boys of bourgeois background who were sent to a remote village in Sichuan province for three years of re-education during the Cultural Revolution. They both fell in love with a beautiful local girl, granddaughter of an old tailor and known to everyone as the Little Seamstress. During those years of intellectual oppression, the three found solace and liberation in a collection of banned translated novels by Western authors, among whom their favourite was Balzac. The film explores the themes of youth, love, and freedom in those dark times in China.

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Box Office

$665,260

Tags

1970s, Balzac, China, Cultural Revolution, Film Based On Literature, Little Chinese Seamstress, Violin

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Based On: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Narrative Location: Sichuan
Subject: Cultural Revolution

Alternate Titles

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
CA, SE, GB, US
Balzac E a Costureirinha Chinesa
BR
Balzac e a Princesa Chinesa
PT
Balzac e la piccola sarta cinese
IT
Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise
CA, FR, US
Balzac i mała Chinka
PL
Balzac ja vaatturin tytär
FI
Balzac og den lille kinesiske skrædderinde
DK
Balzac og den lille kinesiske syersken
NO
Balzac und die kleine chinesische Schneiderin
DE
Balzac y la joven costurera china
AR, ES
Chisana chûgoku no ohariko
JP
O Balzac kai i mikri kineza raftra
GR
Бальзак и портниха китаяночка
RU
小さな中国のお針子
JP
巴爾扎克與小裁縫
TW