Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog – Grizzly Man (2005)

Diane Weyermann wrote:
Timothy Treadwell’s death was as sensational as his life: Having presumed he
could live safely among the grizzly bears of the Alaskan wilderness, the outdoorsman and author (Among Grizzlies)–along with his partner, Amie Huguenard–was eventually
killed and devoured by one of the very animals to whom he had devoted years of study. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Wo Die Grünen Ameisen Träumen aka Where The Green Ants Dream [+Extras] (1984)

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In a slightly padded but well-acted and relevant drama, an Australian mining company and a group of aboriginals go to court to settle a dispute over sacred land that the company wants to mine. When the Ayers Mining Company sets out to begin construction of its mine with bulldozers and earth-movers, the Aboriginals physically block the work because the site is exactly where the green ants will gather to dream (a 40,000-year-old legend) and it cannot be disturbed. The company tries the usual means of getting their way — through bribes and arguments — but nothing budges the men who came to defend the land. Once in court, it is quickly apparent that tribal laws and customs and beliefs are very different than Western laws — and how the issue will be resolved is sticky indeed. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit AKA Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) (HD)

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This moving documentary by director Werner Herzog enters into the world of Fini Strabinger of Bavaria, who is both deaf and blind. Fini has made a career of helping others who are similarly afflicted, teaching them sign language and taking them on field trips to gardens and touching zoos. Told in an unaffected, homey style, this film uses a minimum of narration as it movingly explores the lives of these people. One of the film’s highlights is footage showing Fini’s reactions to her first airplane flight. Read More »

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 »