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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 ...
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Mikhail Matorin ...
Cube Act
Yves Decoste ...
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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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Another IMAX miss.
18 May 2000 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Cirque du Soleil The Journey of Man: This unique circus troupe from Montreal ha been a feature act in Vegas for several years, but does their act translate well to the big screen (and being IMAX I mean B-I-G!)?

The first three segments are particularly uneventful: synchronized swimming has never interested me inI in 2-D and don't care for it any more in 3-D; blasé trapeze work with women suited up to look like canaries (they're hooked up to bungees so there isn't even a sense of danger) and a surreal balancing act that does little more than flaunt beefcake. The final two segments are much better and take advantage of the 3-D experience: two "statues" (a painted duo) move in slow motion and perform an amazing balancing act, whereas the final acrobatic scene is extremely imaginative and well choreographed.

Next time you're in Vegas stop in for the whole show, but make the movie a miss.


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