“Woopie wow guys!" A large box is carefully prised open to reveal yet another wooden box, this time a newly-made barrel organ, a wondrously intricate machine that will bring their show to life. Jeanmarie’s hands tremble as he carefully feeds the organ music card into the magical mechanism, yet as he turns the handle, the instrument’s whimsical flutes breathe into life, and in turn Jeanmarie breathes a sigh of relief. The excitement in his face is palpable: he and Frank are now ready to perform.
The Dwarf in China is a touching insight into the pursuit of magic by two men from the Netherlands in an effort to ward off the sterile harshness of modern reality. This duo of child entertainers, Jeanmarie and Frank, have joined forces in their tour of the mountain regions of China, bringing joy to school children with their delightful show involving a dwarf, a dragon, and a golden egg.
In a film as imaginative and whimsical as Jeanmarie’s play itself, this is a poignant tale of passion and conviction to follow and fulfil your dreams.