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The Piano in a Factory (2010)

Gang de qin (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 July 2011 (China)
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To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.

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Meng Zhang, Bo Gao

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Meng Zhang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Qianyuan Wang ... Chen Guilin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yongzhen Guo Yongzhen Guo ... Kuai Shou
Shin-yeong Jang Shin-yeong Jang ... Xiao Ju
Qian Liu Qian Liu
Qian Liu Qian Liu ... Pang Tou
Xingyu Liu Xingyu Liu ... Xiao Yuan (Chen's daughter)
Er-yang Luo Er-yang Luo ... Brother Ji
Hailu Qin ... Shu Xian
Yu Tian Yu Tian ... Wang Kangmei
Yue Wang Yue Wang ... Training class teacher
Zaolai Wang Zaolai Wang ... Engineer Wang
Yan Xiang Yan Xiang ... Er Jie (Chen's sister)
Jiangning Xu Jiangning Xu ... Second brother-in-law
Huizhi Zhang Huizhi Zhang ... Chen's father
Yaxi Zhang ... An Changye
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Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a loss. He doesn't mind divorcing a woman who has become a stranger, but he can't bear to part with his daughter. Chen has worked hard to give her a respectable life and has taught her his love of music. When asked if she'd rather stay with her father or go with her mother, the girl gives a practical, devastating answer: she'll go with whomever can provide her with a piano. Chen cannot afford such a luxury item, but the piano becomes his last hope to save what little is left of his family. With the help of his loyal friends and the support of his lover - the singer in his band - Chen concocts several plans to fulfill his daughter's wish, from sneaking her into the local music school at night to drawing a fake piano. He even tries to steal the ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Russian

Release Date:

15 July 2011 (China) See more »

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$989,775
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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a reminder of the 80's
25 July 2011 | by gisellemywolfSee all my reviews

a reminder of the 80's China.

this is something only a Chinese could understand and shed tears for.

the absurdity and humor is trying to make it simple, direct and easy , but we know its wound inside. we know from our heart that those skilled working people, our parents, that diligent whole generation, was casualty of a disaster called PARTY.

yet they fought for their children, with bare hand. i still remember how my father fix every one of my broken toys. how my grandfather made me rabbit lantern every year with paper, bamboo and some glue. and it's pretty also. at that time, to me, they are all god-like-fixer who can do whatever magic they do to make my wishes come true.

in that age, there's only one rule. all of them can afford nothing fancy because of the economy, but they can build things single-handed. they will fight to hell for what their children longs for.

just like the movie. exactly, precisely just like that.


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