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Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Andreas Johnsen

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About the Movie

Held in solitude for eighty-one days against his will, world-famous artist Ai Weiwei returns home under house arrest to face an onslaught of journalists, art world luminaries, and his family. An incredibly personal portrait, “Ai Weiwei The Fake Case” chronicles Weiwei’s year-long battle against the Chinese Government and a trumped-up tax-evasion lawsuit dubbed ‘The Fake Case’. Heavily censored and monitored by police, a shaken Ai Weiwei must fight to not only maintain his freedom of speech, but also his name, legacy and - ultimately - the greater Chinese culture.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 27
  • Fresh: 25
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Johnsen offers viewers the challenge and pleasure of an important artist's company, and a chance to appreciate anew his wisdom, his wit and his bravery. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, May 15, 2014

Fresh: With the aid of Johnsen's doc to overcome the obstacles China has put in his path, however, Ai's voice carries louder than ever before. – Peter Debruge, Variety, May 14, 2014

Fresh: Remarkably intimate and astute. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Jun 5, 2014

Fresh: Accessible documentary serves as useful introduction to and informative update on an artist who's seldom out of the headlines for long. – Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter, May 14, 2014

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Customer Reviews


What should i say, i don’t think as a artist should done something like this

i had no idea!

I had heard of ai weiwei and knew about him but never thought i'd be given such incredible access to his life. what a fascinating film...a must see!


Thanks for the .99 rental!!! A magnificent documentary, so when Mr. Ai stepped into the shower with Feeling Good playing, I was actually brought to tears.

Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2014

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