King of the children = Hai tzu wang

China, 1988

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The third feature by the director of “Yellow Earth” and “The Big Parade” is set in a remote forest area of Yunnen Province during the Cultural Revolution. A young man from the city, sent to the countryside in a work brigade, is chosen to be a teacher at a village school, despite his own lack of formal education. There he discovers an immense gap between the needs of his students and the culture he is required to offer them. In Mandarin with English subtitles.



Chen Kaige

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Xi'an Film Studio







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