6.9/10
616
14 user 17 critic

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

Trailer
1:17 | Trailer
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 »

Director:

Keith Melton
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Franco Dragone
Stars: Didier Antoine, Cecile Ardail, Alexandre Arnaoutov
Family | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A grand procession and festive parade imagined by a clown with awesome acrobatics. A theatrical world of comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jocelyn Barnabé, Danielle Finzi Pasca, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Mauro Mozzani, Igor Issakov, Sean Lomax
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When news breaks that the county pig fete's being revived, the once-legendary Farmer decides to make one final roll of the dice - and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet with ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Ockrent
Stars: Mark Bonnar, David Bradley, Rebecca Front
Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and it's never ending quest for harmony between man and nature.

Directors: Guy Caron, David Mallet
Stars: Zhao Jian, Henriette Gbou, Juliana Neves
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A live Cirque du Soleil performance featuring remixed music, visuals, musicians, singers, and dancers. Delirium is the quest for balance in a world increasingly out of sync with reality. ... See full summary »

Directors: David Mallet, Michel Lemieux, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Elyanne Breton, Gwen S. Jackson, Dea Norberg
Cirque du Soleil: Varekai (TV Special 2003)
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Cirque du Soleil creation telling the story of Icarus, whose wings melt when he flies to close to the run, sending him crashing into the volcanic and mysterious world of Varekai.

Directors: Dominic Champagne, Nick Morris
Stars: John Gilkey, Octavio Alegria, Alexei Anikine
Documentary | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Cirque du Soleil live performance at Disney World.

Director: David Mallet
Stars: Danica Sheridan, Rob Alton, Igor Arefiev
Explorers (1985)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Director: Stephen J. Anderson
Stars: Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Narrator (voice)
Nicky Dewhurst Nicky Dewhurst ... Young Man
Brian Dewhurst Brian Dewhurst ... Old Man
Ana Karagy Ana Karagy ... Vagabond Girl (as Anait Karagyezyan)
Chris Van Wagenen Chris Van Wagenen ... Youth
Kenny Raskin Kenny Raskin ... Man
Cully Smoller Cully Smoller ... Infant / Child
Mikhail Matorin Mikhail Matorin ... Cube Act
Yves Decoste Yves Decoste ... Statue Act
Marie-Laure Mesnage Marie-Laure Mesnage ... Statue Act
Jennifer Clément Jennifer Clément ... Character Statue Act (Mephisto Stilt Demon)
Konstantine Besschetnyj Konstantine Besschetnyj ... Banquine
Yelena Kolesnikova Yelena Kolesnikova ... Banquine
Aleksandr Leontiev Aleksandr Leontiev ... Banquine
Oleg Ouchakov Oleg Ouchakov ... Banquine
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The journey is about to begin...


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Sony

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,837, 7 May 2000

Gross USA:

$15,627,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,539,810
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS 70 mm | IMAX 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally shown in Imax theaters. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful scenery and acts; deficient narration
20 June 2000 | by paeSee all my reviews

The acts were marvelous. The outdoor scenery was wonderful. And Cirque reveals its dark side in several of the acts -- the closing of the Bungee acrobats scene comes to mind. I would give this feature a PG rating or maybe PG-13. Those who have seen Quidam/Mystere/O will have a sense of reunion with some long-lost friends. None of the sense of wonder I originally had with these wonderful live shows is lost in the IMAX format.

The narrator's script is the absolute pits. It is just way too pompous and serious for the material. I fondly wish that Woody Allen could do a post-production overdub of the voice in the grand style of "What's Up, Tiger Lily (1966)". Now, *that* would be fun!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed