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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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Lutz Halbhubner ...
Ringmaster
John Clarke ...
Sad Clown
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Boss
Tanya Drewery ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Sarah Houbolt ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
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Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Damien Gordon ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Zach Brickland ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Iren Goed ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Roufan Gan ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member (as Roufan 'Jimbob' Gan)
Pei Pei Lane ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Shaowei Xin ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Stephen Cooper ...
Circus Marvelous Cast Member
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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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Cirque du Soleil: Mundos lejanos  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,135,000, 23 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,495,865, 10 February 2013
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The film incorporates acts from the seven Cirque du Soleil shows running in Las Vegas in 2011: O, Mystère, Kà, Love, Zumanity, Viva Elvis and Criss Angel Believe. See more »

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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 »


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Faraway Chapiteau
Composed by Benoit Jutras
Published by Créations Méandres Inc.
Arranged by Benoit Jutras
Produced by Rob Heaney and Benoit Jutras
Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil Musique Inc.
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A lot of hard work and talent
29 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was a little scared to see this after reading some of the negative reviews such as Shankru_Spam_Begone's. I did not want to see one of those movies where they give you the audience's reaction so you can be spoon fed to know if something is good or not. As another reviewer already mentioned Shankru_Spam_Begone, saw some other movie, not this one. There were no scenes of audience reaction. If you cannot watch ballet because the dialogue is weak, then maybe you will get bored in this movie. If you get bored watching the Olympics, then you might get bored watching this movie. I threw up in the theatre watching Blair Witch project (even though I was bored in it) because of the shaky camera work, and I was scared going into this one, reading here about the jerky camera. I also saw nothing like that. At a live show, you do look at many different things going on, but you cannot get the close ups like you do in this movie. Another reviewer complained that there were no scenes from Cavalia, which I thought odd, since no Cirque du Soleil shows involve animals, so why should they include another company's work that does not fit their theme? Weird comment.

I have seen Ka, Mystiere,and Zoomanity live and I liked this movie as much as that. My wife has seen a couple others as well and liked the movie more than I. I was shocked and dismayed that the movie theatre was almost empty on a Friday night but as my wife pointed out, young people would rather see CGI than real talent on the screen.


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