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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

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A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lutz Halbhubner ...
John Clarke ...
Tanya Drewery ...
Ascia Maybury ...
Damien Gordon ...
Zach Brickland ...
Iren Goed ...
Roufan Gan ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member (as Roufan 'Jimbob' Gan)
Pei Pei Lane ...
Shaowei Xin ...
Stephen Cooper ...


A young woman in a small Mid-Western town goes to a traveling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival's circus and see The Aerialist, the show's star attraction. She is entranced by The Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil. Written by Tony Scheinman

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Rated PG for some dramatic images and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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21 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cirque du Soleil: Mundos lejanos  »

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Box Office

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$2,162,993 (USA) (21 December 2012)


$12,495,865 (USA) (8 February 2013)

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Beautiful movie
21 December 2012 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away is fantastic. You see segments of most of the Cirque du Soleil shows, which are all terrific. The cinematography is excellent, the music is beautiful, and the acrobatics are incredible. There's a weak story line that does not interfere with the beauty of the movie at all. If fact, there is hardly any dialogue. You just sit back and enjoy the amazing sights on the screen. If you've seen any of the Cirque du Soleil shows, you'll enjoy recognizing them again on screen. The ending aerial act will take your breath away. Additionally, before the movie starts, there's a brief documentary about the making of the film, which makes the movie even more enjoyable.

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