The World

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: March 18, 2005

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Cast: Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng, Jing Jue, Jiang Zhongwei, Wang Yiqun, Wang Hongwei


A young dancer, her security-guard boyfriend and others work at World Park, a bizarre cross-pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center where visitors can interact with famous international monuments without ever leaving the Bejing suburbs.

Daily lavish shows are performed amongst replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St. Mark's Square, Big Ben, the Pyramids and even the Twin Towers. But working beyond the kitsch potential, 'The World' casts a compassionate eye on the daily loves, friendships and desperate dreams of these provincial workers.

Director: Jia Zhang-Ke
Studio: Cinéma Du Parc
Producer(s): Hengameh Panahi, Shozo Ichiyama, Chow Keung
Screenplay: Jia Zhang-ke

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