Zishe, a Polish blacksmith with great physical strength, is discovered by a Berlin cabaret performer. Rising to fame, he’s drawn into a complex web with Hanussen, a psychic linked to the Nazi Party. Zishe’s Jewish roots emerge, turning him into a symbol of resistance, sparking a clash with Hanussen.
Playing a charlatan with intoxicating powers of persuasion, Tim Roth moves through this period drama with menacing charm. In a coruscating account of the entertainment industry in Weimar Germany, Werner Herzog explores the razzle-dazzle that made an entire people fall under Nazism’s nefarious spell.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States