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Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

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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
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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>

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The journey is about to begin...


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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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,837, 7 May 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,186,747, 4 May 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,977,246, 7 December 2000
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Sound Mix:

DTS 70 mm | IMAX 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Originally shown in Imax theaters. See more »

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An artistic interpretation of the human journey through life.
26 October 2000 | by stephenhrSee all my reviews

This is an art film that works for the over 45 age crowd. We have been around long enough to see our lives go through phases each with it's own sense of wonder. Look at the ratings by age group and you'll see the over 45 age group is the most appreciative. It may also be that we have waited long to see the promise of an art film realized in this sumptuous format.

If you can go see this film with a relaxed, open mind it will touch you and it will linger. Journey of Man has a solid concept in writing, excellent art direction, and the I-Max format is well utilized with it's amazing image and sound quality and the traditionally shorter runtime. The film exploits the latest 3D technology that has to be experienced to be appreciated.


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