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The World

Release Date: July 1, 2005 (NY)
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Jia Zhangke
Screenwriter: Jia Zhangke
Starring: Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng, Jiang Zhong-wei, Jing Jue, Wang Yi-qun
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: The latest film from Chinese director Jia Zhangke (Platorm, Unknown Pleasures) focuses on a young dancer, her security-guard boyfriend and others who work at World Park, a bizarre cross-pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center where visitors can interact with famous international monuments without ever leaving the Bejing suburbs. Daily lavish shows are performed amongst replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St. Mark’s Square, Big Ben, the Pyramids and even the Twin Towers. But working beyond the kitsch potential, The World casts a compassionate eye on the daily loves, friendships and desperate dreams of these provincial workers.

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