Rosforth and
Danish Documentary present a film by Andreas Johnsen

Scroll To Watch Now
Watch Now
Available in over 230 countries

Ai Weiwei The Fake Case - Feature Film
Stream or download AI WEIWEI THE FAKE CASE now!

"The Fake Case" Package
This deluxe package contains:
-The full-length feature film
-Exclusive bonus clips, "Way more Weiwei”
These 12 bonus clips take viewers even further into the world of Ai Weiwei, exploring his daily life, family, art and continued run-ins with Chinese authorities. And none of it has been seen before!

Way more Weiwei
Can’t get enough of Weiwei? Get just the bonus clips of Ai Weiwei for only $4.99!


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.
Also available on


U.S. Press material
Please download from here

For US press inquiries, please contact:
Ben Dorf
Christina Caputo


Executive Producer

Danish Documentary
@ Sigrid Dyekjaer

Festival Distribution

Danish Film Institute
@ Anne Marie Kürstein
tel: +45 4041 4697

TV Sales

DR Sales
@ Helene Aurø
tel: +45 2342 0007


Danish Documentary
@ Katrine Sahlstrøm


Rosforth Film
@ Andreas Johnsen


Director and cinematographer
Andreas Johnsen

Film Editor
Adam Nielsen

Sound Designer
Rasmus Winther Jensen

Katrine A Sahlstrøm

Executive Producers
Andreas Johnsen
Sigrid Dyekjær

­Produced by
Rosforth and ­Danish Documentary

With support from

Danish Actors’ Association

Danish Film Institute Film commissioner
Klara Grunning-Harris

DR Commissioning editor
Mette Hoffmann Meyer

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Documentary
consultant Karolina Lidin

Media programme of the European Union

In association with
Against Gravity
DR Sales


World Premiere

November 20th - December 1st 2013
IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Theatrical release, Denmark

November 30th 2013:
Copenhagen Grand Teatret
Aarhus Øst for Paradis
Aalborg Biffen Art Cinema
Kolding Nicolai Bio
Odense Café biografen

Theatrical release, U.S.

From April 2014
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Berkeley, CA
Santa Fe, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Pasadena, CA
Claremont, CA
Portland, OR
Cleveland, OH
Denver, CO
Chicago, IL
Fort Worth, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Boca Raton, FL
Miami, FL
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC
Boston, MA
Hartford, CT

Find playdates here