China Heavyweight

  • Yung Chang
  • Canada, China
  • 2012
  • 93 min
  • Best of Fests
In central China, a Master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. Through hard work and discipline, these boys and girls come of age, trained in the art of boxing and the game of life. They are filled with Olympic dreams, hoping to become China’s next amateur heroes. The top student boxers face dramatic choices as they graduate - should they fight for the collective good as amateurs or for their own personal gain as professionals? It’s a metaphor for the choices that everyone faces now, in the New China.


  • 93 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Chinese
  • Subtitles in: English
Yung Chang
Yi Han for YuanFang Media, Bob Moore for EyeSteelFilm, Zhao Qi, Peter Wintonick for EyeSteelFilm
Executive producer
Mila Aung-Thwin for EyeSteelFilm, Daniel Cross for EyeSteelFilm, Lixin Fan for YuanFang Media
Sun Shaoguang
Hannele Halm, Xi Feng

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