The Piano in a Factory

Directed by Zhang Meng
Film Movement
105 Minutes
Coming of Age, Asian, Comedy, Music
Not Rated

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.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Zhang Meng
  • Starring: Wang Qian-Yuan
  • Starring: Qin Hai-Lu
  • Starring: Jang Shin-Yeong
  • Starring: Liu Qian
  • Starring: Luo Er-Yang
  • Starring: Guo Yong-Zhen




  • "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