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An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture.

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Tao
Taishen Cheng ...
Taisheng
Jue Jing ...
Wei
Zhong-wei Jiang ...
Niu
Yiqun Huang ...
Qun
Hongwei Wang ...
Sanlai
Jing Dong Liang ...
Tao's ex-boyfriend
Shuai Ji ...
Erxiao
Wan Xiang ...
Youyou
Alla Shcherbakova ...
Anna
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Sanming
Juan Iu ...
Yanqing
Xiaodong Liu ...
Karaoke singer

Directed by

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Zhangke Jia

Written by

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Zhangke Jia ... ()

Produced by

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Keung Chow ... producer
Shôzô Ichiyama ... producer (as Shozo Ichiyama)
Masayuki Mori ... executive producer
Hengameh Panahi ... producer
Zhonglun Ren ... producer
Tianyan Wang ... supervising producer
Takio Yoshida ... producer
Nelson Lik-wai Yu ... associate producer (as Yu Lik Wai)
Wang Yu ... producer

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Giong Lim

Cinematography by

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Nelson Lik-wai Yu

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Jinlei Kong ... (as Jing Lei Kong)

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Aure Gelis ... post-production assistant
Christophe Legendre ... grader

Production Design by

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Li-zhong Wu

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Yang Yuan Zhen ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Elise Bastoul ... post-production supervisor

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Laurent Bailly ... sound mixer
Guoli Si ... boom operator (as Si Guo Li)
Yang Zhang ... sound

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Dayu Meng ... grip (as Meng Da Yu)
Ricky Wong ... still photographer

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Pan Jian Lin ... location manager

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Christian Dines ... restoration (uncredited)
Mathilde Incerti ... press attache

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Plot Summary

"The World" is a theme park on the outskirts of Beijing, sixteen kilometers from the Chinese capital, designed around scaled representations of the world's famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The site is seen here not from the visitors' point of view but through the eyes of a few of its staff, lonely people, communicating poorly, a bit disillusioned with life, glittering for the tourists but dull and restricted as far as they are concerned. We meet, among others, pretty young dancer Tao and Taisheng, a security guard who is fond of her but not of personal commitment... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • The World (World-wide, English title)
  • The World (United States)
  • World (United States)
  • Welt Park Peking (Germany)
  • Yalan Dünya (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 143 min
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Trivia Visa d'exploitation en France : # 111851. See more »
Movie Connections References Roman Holiday (1953). See more »
Quotes wedding guests: [wedding guests propose a toast] In honor of? History's great beauties... Yang Guifei, Pan Jinlian, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna! and all the beauties! For which cause? World peace, women's rights and faces without freckles!
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