• China Heavyweight (2012)

China Heavyweight

Release Date: July 6th, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

With the help of a dedicated coach, two teenagers in rural China hope to become successful professional boxers and escape from their impoverished environment.

Director: Yung Chang

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: CNEX Foundation, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Eye Steel Film, Telefilm Canada

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Janice PageBoston Globe

    Where Wiseman excelled in respecting the broad rhythms and pure storytelling of the ring, Chang's new documentary focuses on the stories of three boxers and weaves them into a compelling narrative that rivals anything Hollywood could script. show more

  • 100
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As with his previous film, director Chang nurses a compelling drama from a multilayered cultural reality, at once intimate and unfathomably large in implications. show more

  • 75
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    Chang doesn't pull his punches in this continuing look at a changing, out-of-control China. show more

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