Chen Kaige Overview

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Born: August 12, 1952

Born in Beijing, China, Chen Kaige was only 14 when China’s Cultural Revolution began. His family was comprised of music lovers -– his sister played the piano, Chen played violin, and his father had an extensive record collection that the whole family enjoyed. But in 1966, the Red Guard smashed the collection in front of the entire family. Later, in school, Chen had to denounce his father, then found himself living on the streets, and he and his friends had to find dark rooms where they could... See All

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