In its social message—the threat to communities and traditional culture from a repressive government—the 1996 film Brassed off suggests certain parallels with China (among many posts, see e.g. here). It’s permeated by some overwhelming brass-band playing—the soundtrack by the amazing Grimethorpe Colliery Band. A couple of highlights:
The “Concerto di Orange-juice”:
and, as the climax, the William Tell overture—just exhilarating:
Apart from the playing, it’s great filming too—just the way to turn people on to great music.