Ai Weiwei The Fake Case (2014)

Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 29mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Political, Biopic
Keywords 2010s, biopic, captivity, censorship, China, controversial, freedom, government, human rights, political, prison, prisoner, rebel
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sigrid Helene Dyekjaer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Andreas Johnsen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Andreas Johnsen Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Adam Nielsen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Katrine Sahlstrøm Producer n/a 3 3000001
Andreas Johnsen Director n/a 2 2000001
Ai Lao Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Gao Ying Himself n/a 121208 1000003
Wang Fen Himself n/a 121208 1000004
Larry Warsh Himself n/a 121208 1000005
Ai Weiwei Himself n/a 121208 1000001
Synopsis
After 81 days of solitary detention, world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from a sleep 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. Picking up where Alison Klayman's "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" left off, this documentary is more explicitly political, reflecting Ai's battle against the gigantic lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him. Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during his year on probation, he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights and free expression. The film also features the creation of S.A.C.R.E.D., a new work depicting Ai's time in prison, which premiered during the Venice Biennale.
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