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During the Cultural Revolution, two young men are sent to a remote mining village where they fall in love with the local tailor’s beautiful granddaughter and discover a suitcase full of forbidden Western novels.

  1. Sijie Dai

    Director, Novel, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Zhou Xun

    Zhou Xun

    Little Seamstress

  2. Chen Kun

    Chen Kun

    Luo Min

  3. Liu Ye

    Liu Ye

    Ma Jianling

  4. Xu Zu

  5. Wang Shuangbao

    Wang Shuangbao

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress


Original Title 巴尔扎克与小裁缝

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 9, 2002


Original Language Chinese

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget -

Revenue -



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