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Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (2008)

Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

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Yimou Zhang, Katie Walsh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jan Peter Balkenende Jan Peter Balkenende ... Himself - Dutch Prime Minister
Barbara Bush ... Herself - Former US First Lady
George Bush ... Himself - Former US President
George W. Bush ... Himself - US President
Laura Bush ... Herself - US First Lady
Zhong Chen Zhong Chen ... Herself - Torchbearer
Yuval David ... Self
Min Gao Min Gao ... Herself - Torchbearer
Jintao Hu Jintao Hu ... Himself - Chinese President
Zemin Jiang Zemin Jiang ... Himself - Former Chinese President
Henry Kissinger ... Himself - Former US Secretary of State
Láng Lang ... Himself - Piano Player (as Lang Lang)
Ning Li Ning Li ... Himself - Torchbearer
Xiaoshuang Li Xiaoshuang Li ... Himself - Torchbearer
Miaoke Lin Miaoke Lin ... Herself - Singing Girl in Red
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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English | French

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (China) See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Attention was then turned to 56 young children representing the 56 ethnic groups of modern China, and donning respective costumes. They marched in the flag of the People's Republic of China as a young girl in red, 9-year-old Lin Miaoke Lín, was seen performing "Ode to the Motherland", while miming to the voice of Yang Peiyi. Only one-third of "Ode to the Motherland" was sung, to save time. The flag of the People's Republic of China was then handed over to eight well-dressed People's Liberation Army soldiers who carried the flag in a slow, goose-stepping march over to the flag podium and the Chinese national anthem "March of the Volunteers" was sung by a 224-member choir while the flag was raised. See more »

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