China Heavyweight

In central China, a master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. The top students face dramatic choices as they graduate - should they fight for the collective good or for themselves? A metaphor for the choices everyone in the new China faces now.

**** "Chang nurses a compelling drama from a multilayered cultural reality, at once intimate and unfathomably large in implications." - Liam Lacey, THE GLOBE AND MAIL


*** "It stands as a fascinating look at a changing China and the courage it takes for those living there to punch above their weight." - Linda Barnard, TORONTO STAR

"An intimate and affecting account of two aspiring boxers from the sticks training under the same hard-working coach." - Variety

2012 / Canada / Colour / Mandarin & Sichuanese with optional English subtitles and also optional Traditional Chinese subtitles / 16:9 anamorphic presentation / Dolby Stereo / 89 minutes

Director: Yung Chang

WINNER - Golden Horse Award, Best Documentary, Golden Horse Film Festival 2012


  • 30 minutes of Deleted Scenes
  • Optional English and Traditional Chinese subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer

Product Number: Z 1149

UPC Number: 7-95975-11493-6