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King of the Children


King of the Children


Director: Chen Kaige
Starring: Xie Yuan
Order No. D8522
EAN: 6937475389955
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 106 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Xi'an Film Studio Audio & Video Press
Price: $14.95

Directed by Chen Kaige, this film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), there is a shabby school in a remote mountain area that is short of teachers. An educated youth, “Old Cha”, though young but has been living and working there for seven years, is chosen to be the “King of the Children”, that is a teacher. With no books, he will copy the books; without textbook, his dictionary is the holy Bible. The children are prone to read critical articles, but they are not literate. Then the king of the children teaches them how to spell the words and write a composition. In the end, the king of the children is dismissed from the teaching position, ending up again as the “Old Cha”.

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