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King of the Children

孩子王 | Hai zi wang

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, 1987
Drama

Synopsis

An unschooled young man, one of the countless victims of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, is laboring in the countryside when he is assigned to teach in a nearby school. Gradually, he abandons the Maoist textbook and encourages the barely literate kids to write about their own lives and feelings.

Synopsis

An unschooled young man, one of the countless victims of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, is laboring in the countryside when he is assigned to teach in a nearby school. Gradually, he abandons the Maoist textbook and encourages the barely literate kids to write about their own lives and feelings.

King of the ChildrenDirected byChen Kaige

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1988

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