• Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Model Works (2005)

Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Model Works Poster

Release Date: 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Chairman Mao's wife commissions a series of musical works to promote the ideals of China's Cultural Revolution.

Director: Yan-ting Yuen

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: VPRO Television, Scarabee Filmproducties Nederland

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A proper labor of love profiling many of the principles involved in the making of the films, peppered with a generous helping of wonderful clips. show more

  • Will intrigue art house audiences unfamiliar with modern Chinese history. But sinophiles and followers of Chinese cinema will be shocked by the lack of historical detail and context. show more

  • Entertaining and informative, but it suffers from distracting voice-overs of what are supposed to be Madame Mao's thoughts. Too bad. show more

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