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The Piano in a Factory

The Piano in a Factory (2011)

107 min - Drama, Foreign - 15 July 2011
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Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a loss. He doesn't mind divorcing a woman who has become a stranger, but he can't bear to part with his daughter. Chen has worked hard to give her a respectable life and has taught her his love of music. When asked if she'd rather stay with her father or go with her mother, the girl gives a practical, devastating answer: she'll go with whomever can provide her with a piano. Chen cannot afford such a luxury item, but the piano becomes his last hope to save what little is left of his family. With the help of his loyal friends and the support of his lover - the singer in his band - Chen concocts several plans to fulfill his daughter's wish...

Director:  Zhang Meng
Writers:  Zhang Meng

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Storyline

Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a loss. He doesn't mind divorcing a woman who has become a stranger, but he can't bear to part with his daughter. Chen has worked hard to give her a respectable life and has taught her his love of music. When asked if she'd rather stay with her father or go with her mother, the girl gives a practical, devastating answer: she'll go with whomever can provide her with a piano. Chen cannot afford such a luxury item, but the piano becomes his last hope to save what little is left of his family. With the help of his loyal friends and the support of his lover - the singer in his band - Chen concocts several plans to fulfill his daughter's wish...


Collections: Zhang Meng

Genres: Drama, Foreign

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  15 July 2011

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Perfect World Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 47 min

Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends.

When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter.

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The Piano in a Factory (钢的琴:一个时代的挽歌) is 2010 Chinese drama film. The film is directed by Zhang Meng (director), and stars Qin Hailu and Wang Qianyuan. It tells the story of a father, Chen Guilin, who works very hard to realize his daughter’s dream of owning a piano. Although Chen encounters a lot of hardships, he never gives up and is always optimistic.

Plot

Set in the 1990s, laid-off worker Chen Guilin was betrayed by his wife, who remarried a rich business man who has much more money than him. The condition for the custody of their daughter is to give their daughter a piano. Chen tries all means to borrow money from his friends, even attempting to steal a piano, but all his attempts fail. Despite these challenges, Chen always maintains an optimistic outlook. Finally, he decides to build a piano with his friends.

The group eventually build a piano which is made of steel. He also organizes a band to make a living and uses his wisdom to create a life which is full of sound and color. [wikipedia]

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