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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

PG | | Fantasy | 21 December 2012 (USA)
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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 ...
Sarah Houbolt ...
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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Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cirque du Soleil: Mundos lejanos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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This is a long-cherished ambition of James Cameron who for years has wanted to capture some of the Cirque du Soleil magic in 3D. See more »


At the start of the film Mia (the girl) is watching the circus. As the Ringmaster says "Welcome to Circus Marvelous" the Dwarf, that is standing in front of the Ringmaster, holds both his fists in front of him in a power pose. The very next shot he has his left fist in the air while his right is still in front. Then in the shot after that both of his fists are in front of him once again. See more »


Composed by René Dupéré
Published by Créations Méandres Inc.
Original arrangements by René Dupéré
Film arrangements by Stephen Barton
Produced by Stephen Barton
Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil Musique Inc.
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22 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen at least 8 of the Cirque shows - (the most fun are those in the circus tent) - and I look forward to the shows coming to my home each year. Watching the 3D movie was a treat. Since they were able to have cameras in so many different locations - above, below- the effects are really great. I liked the fact that you could hear the smacking of the acrobats shoes on the big wheels - really got the feel and the danger of that act.

I loved the beginning from "O" - the water adds to the acts. You are able to really see the actors - and appreciate the talent they have. I would go again - I will buy this DVD - and I will continue to go to the live performances. Even though I am not an Elvis or Beatles fan - I liked the music. Would like to have seen some of Michael Jackson in it

  • that was a fantastic live show.

Thank you for bringing this to the theaters - many people cannot afford the price of the live shows and this brings it to more people. I am glad that others will be able to see it. And I will again.

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