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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
1971: Mao's Cultural Revolution is at its peak. Two sons of doctors, sent to 're-education' camps, forced to carry buckets of excrement up and down mountain paths, have only their sense of humour to keep them going. Although the attractive daughter of the local tailor also helps to distract them from the task in hand. The boys' true re-education starts, however, when they discover a hidden suitcase packed with the great Western novels of the Ninet...


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