Platform

24/02/2003
  |  Book Tickets: 02/05/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 24/02/2003
  |  150 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Platform Film Poster

Synopsis

The year is 1979 and Minliang, Ruijian and Chang Jun all work as part of the Peasant Culture Group, a theatrical troupe who perform works extolling the achievements of Chairman Mao. Everything begins to change when they are called together and told that state policy now requires them to incorporate Western elements into their performances and also to fend for themselves as a privately-owned outfit without state subsidy. Over the following decade, the personal and romantic problems within the group are played out against a backdrop of rapid cultural transformation, with the troupe - now known as the All-Star Rock and Breakdance Band - struggling to survive as they deal with the problem of ever-dwindling audiences.