143 mins
8.2 / 10 (18648)
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Synopsis

In a dystopian future where technology reigns supreme and love is forbidden, a daydreaming clerk becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. When assigned to rectify the messy consequences of a typographical error, he gets caught in the gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.

MUBI's take

Exhibit A when it comes to case studies in studio meddling, the US release of Terry Gilliam’s maximalist sci-fi opus was fiercely embattled. This director’s cut of the artisanal, Kafka-esque epic is the definitive experience—the only way to see the bureaucratic apocalypse unfold in its full glory.

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