Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog – La Soufrière AKA La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)

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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog catches the eeriness of an abandoned city, with stop lights cycling over an empty intersection. Read More »

Werner Herzog – On Death Row (2012)

In this gripping series of films, Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog (Into
the Abyss, Grizzly Man) delves deeper into the abyss of the human soul. Through
interviews with five inmates awaiting their appointment with a lethal injection in the Texas
and Florida prison systems, Herzog conducts a uniquely thought-provoking analysis of why
people, and the state, kill. Each of the four episodes features an intense interview with a
death row inmate in which we hear their own account of life in captivity and the crime that
condemned them. Herzog explores the emotions that these men and women go through as
they possess the haunting knowledge of exactly when – and how – they are going to die.
Utterly gripping, Death Row packs a strong emotional punch and is a truly unmissable
experience. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Ode to the Dawn of Man (2011)

Documentary by Werner Herzog on the Making of the Music to CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
recorded July 2010 at Protestant Church of Haarlem, The Netherlands
With composer and musician Ernst Reijseger and music producer Stefan Winter
2010, 40 min. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Cobra Verde (1987) (HD)

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Plot from IMDB: The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner wishes him gone. Rather than kill him,the owner sends Cobra Verde to Africa. The only white man in the area, Cobra Verde finds himself the victim of torture and humiliation. Later, he trains soldiers in a rebel army. Far from home, Cobra Verde is on the edge of madness. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen AKA Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable and disturbing elements of our nature come forward. The film shows how justifiable revolt may be empowering, but may also turn to chaos and depravity. The allegory is developed in part by the fact that the film is cast entirely with dwarfs. Read More »

Werner Herzog – The White Diamond (2004)

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Aeronautic engineer Graham Dorrington tries his hand at a journey towards the massive waterfalls of Kaieteur, in the heart of Guyana, hoping that his helium airship will make it successfully over the treetops. His undertaking is not without risks: twelve years earlier, a similar expedition that attempted to fly over a rainforest habitat in Sumatra had culminated in the tragic death of Dieter Plage, a friend of Dorrington. Werner Herzog is among the protagonists of the expedition, embarking in a new dirigible prototype to observe the lost world of this uncontaminated rainforest, one of the least explored territories on the planet. He tells this astonishing story in an extraordinary verité documentary. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Fitzcarraldo (1982)

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Synopsis:
Klaus Kinski plays the title role of an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local indians. Read More »