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A documentary on rural teenagers in southwestern China who are recruited as their country's next Olympic hopefuls, with a focus on the coach Qi Moxiang. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Zongli He ... Himself
Yunfei Miao ... Himself
Moxiang Qi ... Himself
Ye Xinchun ... Himself
Zhong Zhao ... Himself

Directed by
Yung Chang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yung Chang  writer

Produced by
Mila Aung-Thwin .... executive producer
Daniel Cross .... executive producer
Lixin Fan .... executive producer
Yi Han .... producer
Bob Moore .... producer
Zhao Qi .... producer
Peter Wintonick .... producer
Original Music by
Olivier Alary 
Johannes Malfatti (co-composer)
Cinematography by
Shaoguang Sun 
Film Editing by
Xi Feng 
Hannele Halm 
Production Management
Ryan Mullins .... post-production supervisor
Han Yi .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Jo Caron .... foley mixer
Liming Fan .... sound recordist
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Marie-Christine Hébert .... foley assistant
Lou Kun .... sound recordist: second unit
Aaron Lakoff .... assistant sound editor
Benoit Leduc .... adr mixer
Isabelle Lussier .... re-recording assistant
Johannes Malfatti .... arranger: sound
Jacinthe Paiement .... sound post-production coordinator
Guy Pelletier .... dialogue editor
Vincent Riendeau .... re-recording assistant
Jean-Philippe Savard .... technical support
Kyle Stanfield .... sound designer
Kyle Stanfield .... supervising sound editor
Ouyang Yaokun .... second unit: sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Yung Chang .... additional cinematography
Yung Chang .... camera operator
Cao Erfeng .... gaffer assistant
Cao Fei .... gaffer assistant
Zhao Fei .... jib arm operator
Ma Jian .... additional camera operator
Dingding Ke .... additional camera operator
Lu Nannan .... gaffer assistant
Maya Newell .... assistant camera
Xiaoyu Niu .... additional camera operator
Mengying Pei .... gaffer assistant
Zhang Peng .... additional camera operator
Cao Qian .... gaffer assistant
Sun Shaohua .... gaffer
Shaoguang Sun .... camera operator
Liao Tao .... additional camera operator
Fu Tianxiang .... assistant camera
Shi Qing Wang .... additional cinematography (as Shiqing Wang)
Shi Qing Wang .... camera operator (as Shiqing Wang)
Xiaotian Wang .... jib assistant
Wang Xin .... assistant camera
Fu Xingbao .... assistant camera
Sun Xuefang .... gaffer assistant
Zhao Yongchao .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Edmund Duff .... assistant editor (as Edmund John Duff)
Xi Feng .... assistant editor
Zheng Fu .... assistant editor
Eric Gaudry .... digital intermediate colorist
Mette Hoffman Meyer .... commissioning editor: DR
Luo Xiaoyue .... assistant editor
Music Department
Olivier Alary .... musician
John Corban .... musician
Erik Hove .... musician (as Eric Hove)
Johannes Malfatti .... arranger
Johannes Malfatti .... music re-recording mixer
Johannes Malfatti .... musician
Bertil Schulrabe .... musician
Transportation Department
Xiaojun Li .... driver
Other crew
Laurent Boyé .... international festival publicity team: telefilm canada (as Laurent Boye)
Robert Gray .... subtitles
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist

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94 min

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The Chinese title, Qian Chui Bai Lian, is an old idiom that means "to be tried and tested a thousand times over."See more »
Zhong Zhao:If you make the provincial team, you'll be China's official athletes. You'll be the country's people. Don't train hard and you'll be back home farming. Then you'll be no one but your mum's kid.See more »


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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Wicked outstanding film, 1 July 2012

This is the film that Yung Chang and the cast and crew have outdone themselves on. the best way to say it is WIcked outstanding. It not only told the story of Moxiang Qi, Dickie Xinchun and the family aspect but was a credit to the real internal and external struggle of never giving up. "China Heavyweight" does proper justice to the hardworking ways and the People of Szetcheun and Zhongli areas.

In this film , the title has a double meaning as not only being a fighter as a boxer but speaks to many that in regular life that being "China Heavyweight" success can happen if you put the work in. The story does have strong female leads in this film that has never been shown in previous boxing based films. It is a cross over to both worlds ( male and female, Young and Old) and those that would usually skip a Boxing based film as it is much more then just that.

I was at screening of "China Heavyweight" in the Beverly Hills theater with Director Yung Chang and main Cast. The Director and cast show their love and passion for this film and how hard they all worked to make this possible in their very warm words and replies to the questions from the audience. In all , a class group of fine professionals and actors put their heart and soul into this one and I hope their efforts are well rewarded when it comes time to nominate and vote for Oscars.

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