That wasn't part of the movie. Just did some research on my own.<quoted text>
That's all you came away with from the movie?
Sure it wasn't just a bad dream?
The movie was just about two young men who were put in one of Mao's "re-education" camps. One of them told stories of the classics to the others and both fell in love with the same girl. It was educational in seeing how these people coped with the iron fist of communism.