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The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?

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Hero (2002)

Hero reimagines history in a way that underlines its tragedy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hero (2002)

Had it been released five years ago, Hero's point might have seemed anachronistic, but today, it's hard to ignore its resonance with world events.

Oliver Wang
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Happy Times (Xingfu Shiguang) (2000)

Explores the many costs of 'modern times'.

Kate Johnson
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