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The World (Shijie)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:July 1, 2005
Running time:133 minutes
Cast:Taisheng Chen, Zhong-wei Jiang, Jue Jing, Yi-qun Wang, Tao Zhao
Director:Zhang Ke Jia
Producer:Shozo Ichiyama, Chow Keung, Hengameh Panahi
Writer:Zhang Ke Jia
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Description: 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.

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