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The World

Set in the massive theme park outside Beijing where famous world landmarks are recreated, this beautiful allegorical film (and ironic given the endless possibilities suggested by the title) shows the lonely and restricted lives of the people who work there. Subtle, powerful and with an artfully unobtrusive eye this film comments on the effects rapid modernization can have on a culture and the alienation of a new generation who are losing the art of communication.

Year: 2004
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, Chinese Cinema
Country: China, France, Japan
Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Starring: Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng, Jue Jing, Zhong-wei Jiang, Yi-qun Wang
Duration: 143 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7.1/10
Location in store: Foreign (China)

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