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Release Date:
18 March 2005 (Canada) See more »
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An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An excellent portrait of local citizens working in the World Theme Park in modern Beijing. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tao Zhao ... Tao
Taisheng Chen ... Taisheng
Jue Jing ... Wei
Zhong-wei Jiang ... Niu
Yiqun Huang ... Qun
Hongwei Wang ... Sanlai
Jing Dong Liang ... Tao's ex-boyfriend
Shuai Ji ... Erxiao
Wan Xiang ... Youyou
Alla Shcherbakova ... Anna
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Sanming Han ... Sanming
Juan Iu ... Yanqing
Xiaodong Liu ... Karaoke singer
Xiaoshuai Wang
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Directed by
Zhangke Jia 
 
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Zhangke Jia 

Produced by
Keung Chow .... producer
Shozo Ichiyama .... producer
Masayuki Mori .... executive producer
Hengameh Panahi .... producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... producer
Tianyan Wang .... supervising producer
Takio Yoshida .... producer
Nelson Yu Lik-wai .... associate producer (as Yu Lik Wai)
 
Original Music by
Giong Lim 
 
Cinematography by
Nelson Yu Lik-wai 
 
Film Editing by
Jing Lei Kong 
 
Production Design by
Li-zhong Wu 
 
Makeup Department
Yang Yuan Zhen .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Elise Bastoul .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Laurent Bailly .... sound mixer
Si Guo Li .... boom operator
Yang Zhang .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Meng Da Yu .... grip
Ricky Wong .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Aure Gelis .... post-production assistant
Christophe Legendre .... grader
 
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Mathilde Incerti .... press attache
Pan Jian Lin .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shijie" - China (original title)
"World" - USA (festival title)
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Runtime:
Italy:140 min | USA:143 min | Argentina:143 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | 105 min (theatrical version)
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Visa d'exploitation en France : # 111851.See more »
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Tao:Anyone have a Band-Aid?See more »
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References Tokyo Story (1953)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An excellent portrait of local citizens working in the World Theme Park in modern Beijing., 30 March 2005
Author: danielri

If you want to get an aesthetic view on modern China, this is an excellent vehicle. Over two hours long, some scenes are poetic and subtle with an Eastern beauty lovely to behold. English sub-titles are well done.

A big screen experience of common workers from the countryside and the artistic dance community in the big city of Beijing.

There is a lot of smoking... and cell phone use, of course - this is the new China.

Some animation sequences provide creative transitions of scenes.

Not for the adrenaline junkie addicted to violence.

Excellent portrayal of relationships. A true artist behind the camera. The acting is so natural.

The backdrop and chapters are structured around the different national landmarks at the World Theme Park in Beijing.

( 8/10 )

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