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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
In 2011, activist and conceptual artist Ai Weiwei is kidnapped and imprisoned by Chinese authorities. Following his release, he faces a lawsuit filed by the Chinese government.

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Director: Andreas Johnsen

Genres: Documentary

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)

Release Date: January 1st, 2013|1 hr. 26 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Will serve mainly to reassure his countless admirers that Ai has recovered his defiance and ingenuity: a heartening message, but one that may be lost on those still unacquainted with his true case against the Chinese state. show more

  • 80
    New York Daily News

    China’s government can’t handle dissident artist Ai Weiwei. He turns every move to suppress him into brilliant conceptual art. show more

  • 70
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case is a professional, straightforward example of the behind-the-headlines sub-genre, executed in slick high-toned digital video and eschewing the soundtrack music so ubiquitous in documentaries nowadays. show more

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