The Piano in a Factory

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The Piano in a Factory
The Piano in a Factory movie poster.jpg
Chinese advertising poster
Directed by Zhang Meng (director)
Produced by Kwak Jae-Young
Choi Gwang-suk
Jessica Kam
Starring Qin Hailu, Wang Qianyuan
Cinematography Shu Chou
Release date
Running time
107 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

The Piano in a Factory (Chinese: 钢的琴:一个时代的挽歌) is 2010 Chinese drama film.[1] 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[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Recipient
2011 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actor Won Wang Qianyuan
7th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival Best director award Nominated Zhang Meng
2011 3rd Sydney Chinese Film Festival Special Recommendation of Jury Won The Piano in a Factory
28th Miami International Film Festival Best International Movie Nominated The Piano in a Factory
18th Beijing College Student Film Festival Artistic Exploration Award Won The Piano in a Factory
Best Actress Nominated Qin Hailu
Best Actor Nominated Wang Qianyuan
14th Shanghai International Film Festival Best Director Nominated Zhang Meng
Best Actor Nominated Wang Qianyuan
Best Actress Nominated Qin Hailu
14th Huabiao Film Award Best Actress Nominated Qin Hailu
Outstanding Writer Nominated Zhang Meng
28th Golden Rooster Award Best Feature Film Nominated The Piano in a Factory
Best Director Nominated Zhang Meng
Best Play-writer Nominated Zhang Meng
Best Actor Nominated Wang Qianyuan
Best Actress Nominated Qin Hailu
28th Golden Horse Award Best Dramatic Series Movie Nominated The Piano in a Factory
Best Director Nominated Zhang Meng
Best Original Script Nominated Zhang Meng
Best Actor Nominated Wang Qianyuan
Best Actress Nominated Qin Hailu
Best Photography Nominated Zhou Shu-Hao
Best Original Film Music Nominated Wu Yong-Mo
28th Golden Flower Movie Festival Special Award of Jury Won The Piano in a Factory

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 90. ISBN 978-1908215017. 

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