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Director  Yung Chang
Duration  
Initial DVD release  January 15, 2013 (USA)
Country  Canada
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Sport
Running time  1h 34m
Writer  Yung Chang
Language  Chinese
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Release date  January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20) (Sundance Film Festival)
Initial release  January 25, 2002 (Denmark)
Cast  Moxiang Qi, Zhong Zhao, Zongli He, Yungfei Miao, Ye Xinchun
Music director  Olivier Alary, Johannes Malfatti
Similar movies  Yung Chang directed China Heavyweight and Up the Yangtze

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China Heavyweight (also known by its Chinese title 千錘百煉) is a 2012 documentary film by the Chinese-Canadian documentary film director Yung Chang and released by EyeSteelFilm. It is Yung Chang's second long feature documentary film after Up the Yangtze from 2007.

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Synopsis

In 1959, Mao Zedong had imposed a ban on the sport of boxing in China considering it "too Western and brutal". The ban was lifted in 1987 and boxing began being taught in schools.

The film is about Qi Moxiang, a boxing coach who, alongside Zhao Zhong, the boxing program director, goes to rural China to recruit from ordinary peasant hopefuls to be trained for a possible sporting and Olympic career. The documentary shows his visit to Huili County in the southwestern Sichuan province, and documents the young athletes chosen there.

The film concentrates on two of the boys: Miao Yunfei and He Zhongli whom coach Qi has brought to the Chinese provincial finals. In addition, to provide a role model for his students, Qi decides to fight professionally again against a much younger rival from Japan.

Accolades

The film had its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the World Documentary section. It was nominated for Grand Jury Prize for "World Cinema - Documentary" category.

It was also an official selection at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Zeitgeist Films acquired the rights of distribution of the film in the United States.

Cast

  • Qi Moxiang as himself (boxing coach)
  • He Zongli as himself (boxer)
  • Miao Yunfei as himself (boxer)
  • Zhao Zhong as himself (Master)
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    References

    China Heavyweight Wikipedia
    China Heavyweight IMDb China Heavyweight themoviedb.org


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