Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

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By on May 17, 2014

Category: Documentary
All Genres: Documentary, Drama
Release Year: 2013
Country: Denmark, China, UK
Runtime: 86
Rating: 6.1 (83)
Languages: Mandarin, English
Director: Andreas Johnsen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Divided by war. United by love.

  • Writing by: Andreas Johnsen – (writer)

    Produced by: Sigrid Dyekjær – executive producer
    Mette Hoffman Meyer – commissioning editor
    Andreas Johnsen – executive producer
    Katrine Sahlstrøm – producer

    Cast: Lao Ai
    Weiwei Ai
    Jerome A. Cohen
    Wang Fen
    Pan Haixia
    Yunchang He
    Zhanyang Li
    Larry Warsh
    Jeremy Wingfield
    Gao Ying
    Andreas Johnsen – Himself

    (uncredited)

    Music: Ben Onono Paul Thomson
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot:

    After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Journalists, the art world and his family all want a piece of him and on top of that he is met with a gigantic lawsuit from the Chinese government, soon to be named 'The Fake Case'. Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights. Ai Weiwei strongly believes that China is ready for change. And he will do everything to make it happen.

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