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  • LITTLE TOYS Alternative
  • SMALL TOYS Alternative


Story of a mother and daughter, from the country, who try to earn a living in Shanghai by hand-crafting beautiful, traditional toys. They are faced with competition from manufacturers and then the war with Japan begins.

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