“Gosh” spotlights the strangely empty streets of Tianducheng, a town that mimics France’s capital.

You don’t have to dig dreamy, synth-laden pop music to enjoy this new music video from the U.K.’s Jamie xx. The sprawling choreography inside a Chinese knockoff of Paris makes it surreal enough to consume on a purely visual level.

This latest glimpse into China’s obsession with “duplitecture” takes place in Tianducheng, which has transported the celebrated architecture of France into a barely inhabited town in the middle of nowhere. According to Billboard:

Directed by Romain Gavras (Kanye West, Jay-Z, M.I,A., Justice) and featuring a cast of more than 400 actors, “Gosh” is a visual feast which tackles themes of atrophy, screen addiction and conformity in a grey, dystopian world.

Gavras stages his story with great effect in the Chinese town of Tianducheng, a Paris replica (complete with a faux-Eiffel Tower) which has resembled a ghost town since its construction began in 2007. According to Jamie's peeps, there's no digital tricky in the final cut.

Tianducheng was meant to support 10,000 residents. As of 2013 it only held a couple thousand people, mostly workers building yet-more French-themed structures nearby.

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