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King of the Children

King of the Children

King of the Children

1987 / 106min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: CHEN KAIGE

CAST: YUAN XIE, XUEWEN YANG, SHAOHUA CHEN

Director Chen Kaige uses the awestriking landscapes of southwestern China to underscore the very human-scaled story of a young teacher trying to handle a class of rural peasants in Yunnan Province. A film of considerable philosophical depth and political fearlessness, King of the Children speaks to the real cost of the Cultural Revolution.