King of the Children

Hai zi wang (Original title)

1987 Drama

About

An unschooled young man, one of the countless victims of Mao's Cultural Revolution, is labouring in the countryside when he is suddenly assigned to teach in a near-by village school. Gradually, he finds the confidence to ditch the Maoist textbook and encourage the barely literate kids to write about their own lives and feelings. At the same time, through a series of dream-like meetings with a youn...

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Directed by

Chen Kaige

Runtime

107 minutes

Country

China

Language

Mandarin

Cast