Piano in a Factory, The
The Piano in a Factory - 2010 Chinese film directed by Zhang Meng. When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, Chen hopes to entice his talented daughter to stay with him by providing her with a piano. When efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, Chen concocts a preposterous plan - he'll make a piano from scratch! He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal, misfit friends to help him forge the instrument in a derelict factory from a heap of scrap steel. Though crude in design and tune, the factory piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl. Stars Wang Qian-Yuan and Qin Hai-Lu. Unrated, in Mandarin Chinese with optional English subtitles. 100 minutes.