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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry ()


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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

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Dan Ai ...
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Lao Ai ...
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Lee Ambrozy ...
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Danqing Chen ...
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Ethan Cohen ...
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Boyi Feng ...
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Ying Gao ...
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Changwei Gu ...
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Yunchang He ...
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Tehching Hsieh ...
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Kankan Huang ...
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Huang Hung ...
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Zhanyang Li ...
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Yanping Liu ...
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Qing Lu ...
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Evan Osnos ...
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RongRong ...
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Karen Smith ...
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Phil Tinari ...
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Fen Wang ...
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Inserk Yang ...
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Hongtu Zhang ...
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Zuoxiao Zuzhou ...
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Zuoren Tan ...
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Chris Dercon ...
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Zhao Zhao ...
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Zhicao Yang ...
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Sheena Wagstaff ...
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Xiaobo Liu ...
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Directed by

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Alison Klayman

Written by

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Alison Klayman ... ()

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Andy Cohen ... executive producer (as Andrew Cohen)
Julie Goldman ... executive producer
Katie Grube ... associate producer
Colin Jones ... co-producer / contributing producer
Karl Katz ... executive producer
Alison Klayman ... producer
Matt Ma ... associate producer
Adam Schlesinger ... producer
Nicolai Frahm ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Ilan Isakov

Cinematography by

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Alison Klayman

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Jennifer Fineran ... (as Jen Fineran)
Alison Klayman ... co-editor

Editorial Department

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David Gauff ... on-line editor
Jonathan Oppenheim ... editorial consultant
Lou Sagar ... digital strategist
Jane Tolmachyov ... colorist
Lillie Zuck ... editorial assistant

Production Management

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Win-Sie Tow ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Matt Gundy ... re-recording mixer
Alison Klayman ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Weiwei Ai ... additional footage (as Ai Weiwei)
Xiaoming Ai ... additional footage
Ted Alcorn ... still photographer
Sam Beattie ... additional footage
Andy Cohen ... additional footage (as Andrew Cohen)
Colin Jones ... additional cinematography
Rebecca Kanthor ... additional footage
Matt Ma ... additional footage
Zhao Zhao ... additional footage

Music Department

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Carmen Borgia ... score mixer
Jonathan Davenport ... musician: bass
Ilan Isakov ... musician: guitar, mandolin, keyboard
Philip Parker ... musician: cello

Other crew

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Kate Coe ... additional archival research
Victoria S. Cook ... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (as Victoria Cook)
Calum Gray ... Sales
Emily Harris ... production assistant: NYC
Alexander Hughes ... production assistant: NYC
Jessica Kingdon ... production assistant: NYC
Alison Klayman ... subtitles
Sarah Lebutsch ... Sales Director
Rayleigh Lei ... production assistant: NYC
Michelle Lim ... subtitles
Linnje ... production assistant: Beijing
Brian Newman ... representative: MUSE Film and Television
Cathy Price ... representative: MUSE Film and Television
Kate Smith ... production assistant: NYC / subtitles
Win-Sie Tow ... outreach manager
Sarah Townsend ... head of marketing
Yi-Hsun Tseng ... production assistant: NYC / subtitles
Dennis Tung ... production assistant: Beijing
Xibei ... production assistant: NYC
Xiyun Yang ... subtitles
Cindy Zhang ... production assistant: NYC
Binghao Zhao ... production assistant: NYC
Xiaozheng Zhu ... subtitles
Lillie Zuck ... subtitles
Dana O'Keefe ... sales agent (uncredited)

Thanks

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Weiwei Ai ... dedicatee (as Ai Weiwei) / very special thanks (as Ai Weiwei)
Jimmy Arone ... thanks
Tammy T. Huynh ... thanks
Richard Kanoff ... thanks (as Dr. Richard Kanoff)
Susan Kanoff ... thanks (as Rabbi Susan Kanoff)
Alan Lau ... thanks
The Lighte-Grant Family ... thanks
Xiaobo Liu ... dedicatee
Damien Newman ... thanks
Diana Norton ... thanks
Jonathan O'Neill ... thanks
Xandra O'Neill ... thanks
Stephen Scales ... thanks (as Dr. Stephen Scales)
Zuoren Tan ... dedicatee

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Plot Summary

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. Written by MUSE Film and Television

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Also Known As
  • Ай Вейвей: Никогда не извиняйся (Russia)
  • Ai Weiwei: Chinski glos ludu (Poland)
  • Ai Weiwei: Panta mahitis (Greece)
  • アイ・ウェイウェイは謝らない (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 91 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $41,104, 29 Jul 2012

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