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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Drama
  • Music
  • 2012
  • Andrew Adamson
  • 91 mins
  • PG

Summary

The big top meets the big screen in this fantasy, as a young woman follows an aerialist through dreamlike representations of live shows by circus outfit Cirque du Soleil.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The celebrated Canadian circus company takes viewers on a journey through several of their well-known shows, linked here by a story of one girl's love for a trapeze artist. Mia (Erica Linz) is entranced by the acrobatic exploits of The Aerialist (Igor Zaripov), and when the circus ring magically sucks him into a mysterious underworld, she follows him to the other side. Cue a series ofexcerpts from such Cirque "greatest hits" as , Mystère, Zumanity and a lengthy sequence from The Beatles Love. It's all beautifully choreographed, the performers are remarkable and the set design is wonderful, but even in 3D, writer/director Andrew Adamson's film lacks the exhilarating thrill of seeing the shows live. Close-ups and camera angles suggest that multiple takes and edits were required, and as a result much of the theatrical energy of the original stage presentations is lost.

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Credits

Cast

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MiaErica Linz
The AerialistIgor Zaripov

Crew

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DirectorAndrew Adamson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2013-02-01
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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