In Vienna circa World War I, decadent Count Franz Maximillian von Hohenegg, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with innocent Agnes, the daughter of a circus puppeteer, even though he is already married to the daughter of his country’s war minister.
While Rupert Julian took over directorial duties when Erich von Stroheim was fired for overspending, the spirit of the great director’s style lingers through Merry-Go-Round. Only some 10 minutes of von Stroheim’s footage remain, but Julian proves no slouch in pursuing the silent master’s vision.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy