Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Image

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Summary: 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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Runtime: 86 min
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Production: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Genres: Drama, Documentary
Countries: China, UK, Denmark
Languages: English, Mandarin
Home Release Date: Jan 6, 2015
Director Credit
Andreas Johnsen Director
Writer Credit
Andreas Johnsen Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Ai Weiwei Principal Cast
Andreas Johnsen Himself
Cast Credit
Ai Weiwei Cast
Andreas Johnsen Himself
Gao Ying Cast
Jeremy Wingfield Cast
Jerome A. Cohen Cast
Lao Ai Cast
Larry Warsh Cast
Pan Haixia Cast
Wang Fen Cast
Yunchang He Cast
Zhanyang Li Cast
Producer Credit
Andreas Johnsen Executive Producer
Katrine Sahlstr Producer
Mette Hoffman Meyer Commissioning Editor
Sigrid Dyekjær Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: