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.
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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Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France