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King of the Children

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Genres: Rural Drama, Social Problem Film, Drama
  • Director:Chen Kaige


Set during the twilight of the Cultural Revolution, Chen Kaige's third film, King of the Children, concerns a young man who is sent from the city to the country for his scheduled tour of farm labor. Upon arriving in this remote mountain area, he -- much to his surprise -- is asked to become a teacher even though he lacks all the customary qualifications. Confronted with the apathy of his students, the young man decides to throw out the Maoist...more