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Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

G  |   |  Short, Drama, Family  |  5 May 2000 (Canada)
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A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, ... See full summary »

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Narrator (voice)
Nicky Dewhurst ...
Young Man
Brian Dewhurst ...
Old Man
Anait Karagyezyan ...
Vagabond Girl
Chris Van Wagenen ...
Youth
Kenny Raskin ...
Man
Cully Smoller ...
Infant / Child
Mikhail Matorin ...
Cube Act
Yves Decoste ...
Statue Act
Marie-Laure Mesnage ...
Statue Act
Jennifer Clément ...
Character Statue Act (Mephisto Stilt Demon)
Konstantine Besschetnyj ...
Yelena Kolesnikova ...
Aleksandr Leontiev ...
Oleg Ouchakov ...
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A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, he enters a desert, where a man spins a large cube of metal tubing. He leaves his instinct-guides behind, and enters a garden where two statues dance in a pond. As he watches their sensual acrobatics of love, he becomes a man. He is offered wealth (represented by a golden hat) by a devil figure. In a richly decorated room, a scruffy troupe of a dozen acrobats and a little girl reawaken the old man's youthful nature and love. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Cirque du Solei: A sors cirkusza  »

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$49,837 (USA) (5 May 2000)

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$15,186,747 (USA) (2 May 2003)
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Worst of the Cirque performances
5 May 2003 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

I've seen 2 Cirque shows live and all the DVDs and programming on A&E, this is by far the worst. Cirque is known for trying to interconnect performances through of flimsily plot line, it's usually easily ignored. Not this one, it's forced upon you by the reappearance of the boy->man and the trite voiceovers.

The scenery is beautiful and the lighting is incredible but the performances and cinematography never seem to take full advantage of it. It's like owning a Ferrari and driving it around the block at 15 MPH, sure it's beautiful but it could be so much more.


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