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Shi jie [videorecording] = The world / Lumen Films presents in association with Bandai Visual, Tokyo FM, Dentsu, TV Asahi, Bitters End, Shanghai Film Studio ; producers, Takio Yoshida, Shozo Ichiyama, Ren Zhong Lun ; director/scriptwrier, JIa Zhangke ; a film by Jia Zhangke.

Video/Projected medium
[New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2005.
1 videodisc (ca. 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary note:
On the outskirts of Beijing is an amusement park called The World. The staff, most who have come to work from rural areas, may be happy around the guests, but it's a different story behind the scenes. The park is seen through the eyes of the staff, along with the romances, dreams, and loneliness.
  • Originally released as a motion picture by Office Kitano in 2005.
  • Statement of responsibility from opening credits.
  • Special features: Video interview with film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum; original theatrical trailer; on-set photo gallery, including rare shots of director Jia Zhangke; character sketches and an essay of the real World Park; production notes by director Jia Zhangke.
Creation/​Production credits:
Director of photography, Yu Likwai ; editor, Kong Jinlei ; music, Lim Giong.
Target audience:
Not rated.
System details:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0, NTSC.
Zhao Tao, Cheng Taishen, Wang Hongwei, Huang Yiqun, Jiang Zhongwei, Ji Shuai.
In Mandarin and Shanxi dialect with English subtitles; opening credits in Chinese and English.
Other title(s):
  • World
  • Shijie
Publisher no.:
Universal Product Code:
  • 795975107433
Related name:
Other views:
Staff view