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47 Ratings

King of the Children

Hai zi wang

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, 1987


An unschooled young man, one of the countless victims of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, is laboring in the countryside when he is assigned to teach in a nearby school. Gradually, he abandons the Maoist textbook and encourages the barely literate kids to write about their own lives and feelings.

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King of the Children Directed by Chen Kaige

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