The Piano in a Factory

Directed by Zhang Meng
Film Movement
105 Minutes
Coming of Age, Asian, Comedy, Music
Not Rated
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When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides she will live with whoever can provide her with a piano. Chen's struggle thus begins. When efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, Chen concocts a preposterous plan - he'll make a piano from scratch! He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal, misfit friends to help him forge the instrument in a derelict factory from a heap of scrap steel. Though crude in design and tune, the factory piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl.


  • Wang Qian-Yuan
  • Qin Hai-Lu
  • Jang Shin-Yeong
  • Liu Qian
  • Luo Er-Yang
  • Guo Yong-Zhen
DVD Features

Bonus short: The Necktie, directed by Jean-Francois Levesque

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A delightful Chinese film that artfully blends music, romance, comedy and just a little social comment. A thoroughly enjoyable movie experience!"
    Mark Adams, Screen Daily

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