The World (Blu-Ray and DVD) Blu-ray

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The fourth feature by internationally acclaimed auteur Jia Zhangke was also his breakout success, an epic with a canvas as vast, and intimate, as its title suggests: a state-of-the-modern-world address, and a look at the insular world of a troupe of Chinese stage-performers dreaming of freedom…

Zhao Tao, Jia’s muse, is one of these troupers. For Tao and the larger ensemble of pageant performers at Beijing’s real-life World Park (a sprawling hyper-pastiche of global landmarks — “famous sites from five continents”), love is respite from work, work is respite from love, and the line that extends from the past to the future loses all definition beyond the present.

A testament to the wisdom of this young filmmaker who arrived in the late 1990s with Xiao Wu and, in 2000, Platform (regarded by many to be the greatest film of the 2000s), Shijie / The World provides an image of globalisation as a paradox: at once a phenomenon rooted in social control, and a network that allows connection across individual people and populations.

Special Dual Format Edition:

  • 1080p Blu-Ray transfer
  • English subtitles
  • Tony Rayns on The World: New and exclusive video introduction to the film
  • Made in China: A 65 minute documentary on the making of The World
  • The World according to Jia Zhangke: A 24 minute interview
  • 40 page booklet

Product Details

Certificate:
  • 12
Director:
  • Jia Zhangke
Region:
  • B
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Main Language:
  • Mandarin / Shanxi / Russian
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Series:
  • Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
  • 140 mins approx.
Studio:
  • Masters of Cinema
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 2004

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