Balzac and the little chinese seamstress (french: balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by dai sijie, and published in 2000 in french and in english in 2001 a film based on his novel directed by dai was released in 2002 plot summary the.
However, none compare to the young seamstress granddaughter of the local tailor stealing a departing student's secret cache of forbidden books of classic western literature such as the works of honore de balzac, they set about to woo her and teach her things she had never imagined.
Balzac and the little chinese seamstress, dai sijie's first novel, was published in 2000 although dai is a chinese national, he wrote the novel in french, his second language the story follows two 'city youths' who are sent to a mountain village to be 're-educated' during china's cultural. Balzac and the little chinese seamstress has 46,912 ratings and 3,854 reviews jim said: two urban chinese boys, 17 and 18 when the story starts, are sen.
Balzac and the little chinese seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening an immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during china’s infamous cultural revolution.
I was a little disappointed that the little seamstress was apologetic in the movie when she took control of her life and full advantage of her beauty by leaving: she was more confident and free in the novel.
Balzac and the little chinese seamstress was released on dvd on 29 november 2005 in the united states and distributed by empire pictures see also balzac and the little chinese seamstress, the original semi-autobiographical novel by dai sijie chinese cultural revolution, the.