China Heavyweight Poster

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

Distributors: Zeitgeist

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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