Xiaochun, a 13-year-old talented violinist, lives with his father in a provincial Chinese city. Shy and sensitive, the boy expresses his feelings through his music. Because his sweet-natured father wants the best for him, they move to metropolitan Beijing so the boy can take lessons that befit his talent. But Xiaochun's new world is unlike any he's known: he meets new and demanding teachers, discovers true friendship, and learns of the ecstasy and pain of first love. Directed by Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, The Emperor and the Assassin, Temptress Moon). (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Director Chen Kaige on the transforming power of classical music

Director: Chen Kaige

Cast: Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi, Chen Hong, Wang Zhiwen, Chen Kaige, Chen Qiang, Zhang Qing, Kim Hye-ri, Liu Bing

MPAA Rating: PG

Run Time: 1hr 58mins

Release Year: 2002

Country Of Origin: China