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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Release Date: January 1st, 2013

Not Yet Rated|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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Genres: Documentary

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  • 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

  • The clever and defiant Ai, who is forever filming himself and others on his phone, does in one instance capture Johnsen on camera, but mainly the doc is missing any explanation of how a dissident forbidden from giving interviews agreed to it – as well as much context about his personal life. show more

  • Watching him regain his confidence, sense of self and the rebellious spirit that defined him gives "The Fake Case" an unexpected and exciting feeling of momentum and, eventually, tension. show more

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