Tag Archives: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog – The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

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Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
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Werner Herzog – Woyzeck (1979)

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Everything in town appears calm, placid, lovely. But Woyzeck, a rifleman assigned as an orderly, hears voices — the times are out of joint, at least in his cosmos. To his captain, Woyzeck is a comic marvel: ignorant but courageous, full of energy to little purpose. To a local doctor, Woyzeck is a curiosity, the object of cruel study. Woyzeck, 40, has a young wife, Marie, and a small child. He dotes on them, but Marie, even though she has periods of guilt and remorse, carries on affairs and flirtations. When the captain lets drop broad hints of Woyzeck’s being a cuckold, his inner demons and the voices of the spheres take over. Will madness bring action? Of what sort? Read More »

Werner Herzog – Die beispiellose Verteidigung der Festung Deutschkreutz AKA The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967)

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Four guys break into an old castle and find uniforms and military equipment. They then prepare to defend it from an imaginary enemy. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Lebenszeichen AKA Signs of Life (1968)

“A soldier is assigned to guard a fortress on a remote Greek island and finds himself unable to cope with the crushing boredom of the task in this interesting drama, an early film by renowned-director Werner Herzog. The story is set during WW II and concerns a soldier who was wounded and stationed on the Nazi-controlled island. He is accompanied by his wife and two other guards. It is a very quiet island and soon the men begin looking for constructive things to do. First they paint houses. Then they try raising goats. One of them finds a small stockpile of explosives, so the men begin making bombs. Another of the men can read Greek and so begins translating some of the ancient inscriptions on the castle walls. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes AKA Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

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Gonzalo Pizarro orders a small Spanish expedition of forty men to search for El Dorado, leaving the mountains of Peru and going down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to “the golden city”, or to certain destruction? Read More »

Werner Herzog – Letzte Worte AKA Last Words (1968)

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The story of a solitary man who refuses to leave a Greek island (at one time a leper colony) is told by a strange variety of characters who don’t have much to say except to repeat their tellings over and over again. But the person who has the final word on the matter, the lonely character himself, may not explain anything about his personal reasons for not abandoning the place. Read More »

Werner Herzog – Massnahmen gegen Fanatiker AKA Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)

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A humorous short about paranoid people at a Munich racetrack trying to prevent “fanatics” from assaulting the horses. Read More »