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The Piano in a Factory

[ 钢的琴 ]

Director:Zhang Meng

Drama Music

Asian Premiere

10/28 17:45- 10/30 11:20-

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100min Chinese Color 35mm | 2010 China  | 

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He's on the brink of divorce, and cares for his new partner, but earning piano lesson fees for his dear daughter is most weighty to him. With a free and modern touch, this sensational film heartily portrays ordinary people in changing China.


Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter. The girl decides to live with whoever can provide her a piano. Chen's struggle thus begins. When efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, Chen concocts a preposterous plan―he will make a piano from scratch! He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal, misfits to help him forge the instrument in a derelict factory from a heap of scrap steel and savvy. Though crude in design and tune, the factory piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl.

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10/28 17:45 - 19:25 (100min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1000(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1200(Tax included)



10/30 11:20 - 13:00 (100min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1000(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1200(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Zhang Meng

Born in northeast China, Zhang Meng graduated from China Central Academy of Drama. In 2007, he made his directorial debut with Lucky Dog which earned him the Asian New Talent Award at the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival and the Best New Director at the Chinese Media Awards 2009. He directed his first documentary Mr. Zhang and His Dog in 2008, and The Piano in a Factory in 2010.

ワン・チエンユエン    チン・ハイルー    チャン・シニョン    リウ・シンユィ    リウ・チエン    ルオ・アルヤン    ティエン・ユィ    クオ・ユンチェン    Music:Oh Young-mook    Sound :Lee Sang-wook    :

Wang Qian-yuan    Qin Hai-lu    Jang Shin-yeong    Liu Xing-yu    Liu Qian    Luo Er-yang    Tian-yu    Guo Yong-zhen    

Wang Qian-yuan

Wang Qian-yuan (aka Wang Jin-peng) has earned a name for himself playing very diverse roles such as a sissy gay character in "Empty Mirror", and a stammering environmentalist in "Romantic Story." Since started acting in 1994, he played in ten movies and twenty five drama series, many of which including "Winner", "Judge Zhang's Story" and "Romantic Story" won acclaimed industry awards in China.

Qin Hai-lu

Qin Hailu is best known for her role in Fruit Chan's Durian Durian which won her five awards, including Best Actress at the 2001 Golden Horse Awards, Best New Performer at the 6th Hong Kong Film Awards, and was nominated at the 57th Cannes Film Festival. She also acted in Loving Him, Chicken Poets, Love Battlefield, Wo Hu, After This Our Exile, Call for Love, Lost and Found, etc.

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