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Wang Tiecheng in Zhou Enlai

Zhou Enlai

1992 NR

Zhou Enlai -- the first premier of the People's Republic of China, who presided over the rise of the Communist Party and the growth of the Chinese economy -- is the subject of this epic biographical play. After a counterrevolutionary coup, Zhou Enlai works to stabilize the country's economy and take control of the central government. But when he's stricken with cancer, he must summon all his energy to stand up to the leftist Gang of Four faction.