Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 2013

86 min.DK/Documentary

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.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
Danish title Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
Keywords Ai, Weiwei, Artists, Political dissidents, Political circumstances, China
Director Andreas Johnsen
Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Director of Photography Andreas Johnsen
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Appearance Ai Weiwei
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Kinesisk,Danish
Domestic distribution Michau+
International sales DR International Sales
Danish festival release 06.11.2013, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 30.11.2013
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Humle Bio (Humlebæk), Nicolai Biograf (Kolding), Valby Kino
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Rosforth Films, Danish Documentary Production
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, MEDIA (EU)
In collaboration with Sveriges Television, NRK, BBC, SBS Australia, Against Gravity, RTS
Domestic distribution Michau+


Direction Andreas Johnsen


Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Executive producer Andreas Johnsen
Executive producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Executive producer Eva Mulvad
Executive producer Phie Ambo
Executive producer Mikala Krogh
Executive producer Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Consultant Oliver Stilling
Consultant Jens Arentzen
Translation Sun Zhenyu
Translation Qian Xingchen
Translation Cassie
Translation Zhao Jing
Translation Peter Taylor
Translation Chen Yan
Translation Viky Zhu


Cinematographer Andreas Johnsen


Editor Adam Nielsen


Sound designer Rasmus Winther Jensen

Visual effects

Graphic design Neil Kellerhouse
Colourist Sandra Klass


Appearance Ai Weiwei

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Hanne Munk Pedersen 2015-03-25
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2013-12-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jacob Wendt Jensen 2013-11-30
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Mikkel Fyhn Christensen 2013-11-30
Interview Politiken-Fonden Rasmus Elmelund 2013-11-28
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