The World

2004, Movie, NR, 139 mins

The World
Maverick Chinese director Jia Zhangke examines the rapidly changing face of China as its economy edges further toward a modified form of market capitalism with yet another complex, multicharacter masterpiece. Jia's vast dramatis personae is entirely fictional, but the bizarre locale — Beijing's sprawling World Park — is very real. Located just a few miles outside the Chinese capital, it features 106 painstakingly re-created world wonders, ranging from London Bridge and the Taj Mahal to the Great Pyramids, St. Peter's Basilica and the Eiffel Tower. The park also offers job opportunities to provincial youths who come to Beijing searching for a brighter future...
Released: 2004 Rated: NR Length: 139 mins

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