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The World (Shijie) (2004)

The World
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Tao Zhao Tao Zhao
Taisheng Chen Taisheng Chen
Jue Jing Jue Jing
Zhong-wei Jiang Zhong-wei Jiang
Yiqun Huang Yiqun Huang
Hongwei Wang Hongwei Wang
Jing Dong Liang Jing Dong Liang
Tao's ex-boyfriend
Shuai Ji Shuai Ji

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Description: Acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke (PLATFORM, UNKNOWN PLEASURES) casts a compassionate eye on the daily loves, friendships and desperate dreams of the twenty-somethings from China’s remote Provinces who come to live and work at Beijing’s World Park. A bizarre cross-cultural pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center, World Park features lavish shows performed amid scaled-down replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St. Mark’s Square, the Pyramids and even the Twin Towers. From the sensational opening tracking shot of a young dancer’s backstage quest for a Band-Aid to poetic flourishes of animation and clever use ... (more)
Release date: 18 March 2005
Tags: Chinese (2), China (2), Spiritual Cinema (1), Must See (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), Drama (1), 2004 (1), Cinema (1), 2000s (1)
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