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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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Genres:

Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Each of the acts/performances was filmed on the stage of the theater in Las Vegas where the show is/was running: the acts from "O" at the "O" Theatre at the Bellagio, those from "Ka" at the Ka Theater at the MGM Grand, those from "Love" at the Love Theater at the Mirage, the act from "Mystere" at the Mystere Theater at Treasure Island, the act from "Zumanity" at the Zumanity Theater at the New York New York and the act from "Viva Elvis" at the Aria Theater. 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

Sandtrap
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 Christmas gift for fans of Cirque's Las Vegas shows!
21 December 2012 | by modrnknghtSee all my reviews

I - LOVED - IT!!!!!!!!! I want to see it again! And I will...going back two or three times next week.

Yes, I have seen mediocre reviews, but there are couple of requirements to enjoying this movie: 1. You have to LOVE Cirque Du Soleil. Not just "like"...you have to love them.

2. Don't spend even one second trying to analyse the plot. It's about a young woman who is mesmerized with a young male aerialist and she tries to find him again when they are separated. Everything else are sections of different Las Vegas Cirque shows and even in their entirety don't always make sense. If you try to understand why this is here or that is there, you will run out screaming.

3. It helps a lot to have seen at least a few of these shows in Las Vegas because the movie selects some of the best parts from each.

4. Did I mention you have to LOVE Cirque du Soleil? I think one or two people did walk out but those who stayed applauded and stayed all the way through the end credits (which were very lengthy because they listed each LV show, each hotel, and each person on the crew of the individual productions).

The film did present some of the best moments from each show, and getting close added to it, giving us devotees a new look at it. And with the battle scene on the rotating steel plate from "Ka", a look from different angles was a blessing.

My favorite Cirque show in Vegas is "The Beatles' Love" and other fans of that production will be very happy. There are about six scenes from it (with Beatles music in the film, too), including "Get Back," "Octopus's Garden," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and the film ends with a group shot of curtain moments for the different show casts set to "All You Need Is Love." Cinematography is excellent. And the 3D is spectacular! Is it just a huge commercial for Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas shows? Yes. Do I recommend it? Yes! Yes! YES!!!!


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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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