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Yang Ban Xi

2005 Rated NR 1hr 25m

This documentary explores yang ban xi, revolutionary operas the Chinese government produced during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) that extolled the virtues of Mao and Communism. Director Yan Ting Yuen blends archival footage and modern-day interviews with live performances of these propaganda pieces. Once scorned by serious artists as overblown, flag-waving drivel, yang ban xi is now recognized for its place in China's cultural history.

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Movie Details

Chinese Mandarin
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.