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The World
Shi Jie
China, 2004, 140 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Japan, France
Genre: Drama
Program: Emerging Masters
Language: Mandarin

A young dancer and her security guard boyfriend work at Beijing’s Window to the World theme park, and their troubled romance drives the narrative. The latest triumph from Jia Zhang-ke (PLATFORM, UNKNOWN PLEASURES) is about people who aren't sure where they belong in the new, globalized world order.

DIRECTOR: Jia Zhang-ke
Producer: Chow Keung, Shozo Ichiyama, Hengameh Panahi
Editor: Kong Jing-lei
Screenwriter: Jia Zhang-ke
Cinematographer: Yu Lik-wai
Music: Lim Giong
Principal Cast: Zhao Tao, Chen Tai-sheng, Jing Jue Jiang Zhong-wei, Wang Yi-qin
Filmography: Unknown Pleasures (2002); Platform (2000); Pickpocket (1997)

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