The World (Shijie) (2004)

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Released 17-May-2006
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Set in the glorious World Park - a scenic area of Beijing featuring 106 of the most famous sites from 14 countries - The World is a deeply affecting story of love, disillusionment and social injustice amongst a backdrop of intensifying globalisation.

Here the pretty young dancer Tao lives out her dreams, performing hourly for the amusement of the tourists. Behind the glittering costumes the dancer's lives are finely-tuned choreography of changing personal relationships. Amid the opportunities of a rapidly-urbanising 'new China' where assurance is only a text-message away, hopes and dreams flourish. But disappointment stalks, and Tao realises the isolated theme park is not immune to the harsh realities of life.

One of the most important films by the leading director of the China's Sixth Generation The World is Jia's first film to have official sanction from the Chinese Government.

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Starring
Tao Zhao
Taisheng Chen
Jue Jing
Zhong-wei Jiang
Yi-qun Wang
Hong Wei Wang
Jing Dong Liang
Shuai Ji
Wan Xiang
Alla Shcherbakova
Directed by
Zhang Ke Jia
Music
Giong Lim
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Layer
Drama 2004 133:52 (Case: 143) 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), Mandarin Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Gallery-Photo, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-An Autumn Afternoon, The Wind Will Carry Us, Early Summer, Trailer-Ikuru, Tokyo Story
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