Release Date: May 30th, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2003
PG|1 hr 58 min
Liu Xiaochun (Tang Yun), a 13-year-old violin prodigy, and his devoted father, Liu Cheng (Liu Peiqi), leave their provincial Chinese town for Beijing, hoping to find a violin teacher and, ultimately, success. The teenager is at first coached by the eccentric professor Jiang (Wang Zhiwen), but he is soon replaced with the renowned professor Yu (Chen Kaige). The day of the big competition is fast approaching, and Xiaochun must decide if this new, high-pressure life is right for him.
Director: Chen Kaige
Production Co: China Film Group Corp., 21 Century Shengkai Film
Distributors: United Artists