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The Piano in a Factory

Gang de qin | 钢的琴

Directed by Zhang Meng
China, 2010
  • Mandarin
  • English


To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.

Our take

What won’t a parent do for his child? Divorcee Chen will go so far as to get his daughter a piano if it means she’ll stay with him. What could be a sad or trite story is instead one of unexpectedly stylish comedy as an unlikely worker-musician must do whatever it takes to win over his little girl.

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Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival


International Film Festival Rotterdam


Golden Horse Film Festival

2011 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize


Tokyo International Film Festival

2010 | Winner: Best Actor Award

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