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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.

Director:

Andrew Adamson

Writer:

Andrew Adamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Linz ... Mia / Kà Cast Member
Igor Zaripov ... The Aerialist
Lutz Halbhubner Lutz Halbhubner ... Ringmaster
John Clarke John Clarke ... Sad Clown
Dallas Barnett ... Boss
Tanya Drewery Tanya Drewery ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Sarah Houbolt Sarah Houbolt ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Ascia Maybury ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Damien Gordon Damien Gordon ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Zach Brickland Zach Brickland ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Iren Goed Iren Goed ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Roufan Gan Roufan Gan ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member (as Roufan 'Jimbob' Gan)
Pei Pei Lane Pei Pei Lane ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Shaowei Xin Shaowei Xin ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
Stephen Cooper Stephen Cooper ... Circus Marvelous Cast Member
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Storyline

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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Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some dramatic images and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ringmaster: The world's strongest man, and jugglers, the terrifying face mangler, uni-cyclists, and our main act, which you have to see to believe! Can you feel the heat ladies and gentlemen? Prepare to be amazed, terrified, titillated and amused! From all corners of the globe, the deepest jungles, the driest deserts, the highest mountains, we've got you the best of the best, the greatest of the great, the most marvelous of all the marvels! Our jugglers were trained in the royal courts of the czars. Our ...
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »


Soundtracks

Fontaines
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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Incredible
25 December 2012 | by info-12388See all my reviews

Contrary to what Shankru_Spam_Begone has written (dude, you have not seen the film!), there are no "audeicen reaction shots" because everything was photographed when the respective theatres were empty.. There is little CG work — this is all straight, through-the- lens work, and it is freaking incredible. They have chosen the best from eight or nine of Cirque's shows, lovingly photographed them, and stitched them together in such a way that you don't care how thin the story is, you're just enthralled by the sheer magic of the visuals.

And there are so many to by enthralled by: Cirque has this amazing capability of taking the most disparate things, putting them together in a single scene, and making it work. The scenes from O underscore this best, although the ones from Ka come close. (BTW: again, contrary to what Shankru_Spam_Begone writes, there are no scenes from Dralion). It is a visually lovely film that, at times, makes you wonder at the kind of people who can put something this enchanting together.

See it. You will not regret it. Even the 3D work is awesome: perhaps the very best the genre has given us because Cameron wisely takes us *into* the scene instead of pushing it out at us.

Put this on your must-see list.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,162,993, 23 December 2012

Gross USA:

$12,512,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,153,101
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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