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The World
(Shijie)

by JIA Zhang-ke

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Tao,a young dancer, performs in daily shows in Beijing’s theme park, “The World”, in front of miniature replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St Mark’s Square, Big Ben. She left the Northern provinces some years earlier with her boyfriend, who works as a park security guard. At a crucial point in their relationship, Taisheng is attracted to Qun, a young fashion designer.

In a place that concentrates a disembodiedand artificially reduced representation of the world, Jia Zhang-ke captures the speed of a frenetic modelling of the city that confines its inhabitants to a new form of submissiveness, caught between progress and disenchantment.

  • Titre français
    The World
  • Original title
    Shijie
  • Titre international
    The World
  • Scénario
    Jia Zhang-ke
  • Photo
    Yu Lik Wai
  • Montage
    Kong Jinglei
  • Son
    Zhang Yang
  • Musique
    Lim Giong
  • Interprétation
    Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng, Jing Jue
  • Production
    Office Kitano, Lumen Films, X Stream Pictures, Shangaï Film Group 
  • Producteur délégué
    Chow Keung, Shozo Ichiyama, Hengameh Panahi, Ren Zhong-Iun, Takio Yoshida
  • Producteur exécutif
    Masayuki Mori
  • Décors
    Wu Li-zhong
  • Ventes internationales
    Office Kitano, Celluloid Dreams
  • Distribution
    Ad Vitam : lucie@advitamdistribution.com
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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