Werner Herzog

TIDELAND (2005, directed by Terry Gilliam)
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Six to Watch: “I Need Space”

All so aptly named, Fandor’s themed compendium “I Need Space” offers up 27 movies that unreel across the great outdoors—and, occasionally, outer space itself—in unforgettable locations all around the globe. To get your viewing started, Keyframe offers a thumbnail guide to six wildly distinct features.

"Big Jack" from THE 'VOUS (DOC NYC 2022)
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DOC NYC 2022: Surrealist Pop, Folk Tragedy & BBQ

When talk turns to films, festivals and Noo Yawk, the obvious tentpoles are the New York Film Festival in the fall and Tribeca in late …

Under the Skin (2013, directed by Jonathan Glazer)

What, Me Worry (About Horror)?

Do you want to see something REALLY scary? It’s the question of the month. And the answer is yes—emphatically yes. But what terrifies you might not faze me at all…


Fandor Focus: International Gems

by Jake Rubenstein  Since its inception, communities around the globe have utilized the cinematic experience as a supreme form of expressionism that traverses written language. …


The Labors of Love: On Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, and Cobra Verde

Werner Herzog announced himself as a bold, incomparable voice in world cinema with his 1972 feature Aguirre, the Wrath of God, a film that, despite …

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Woyzeck: Germany’s Death of a Salesman

Herzog’s 1979 masterpiece still disturbs In a barren courtyard seemingly untouched by human life, a soldier appears. He’s frantic, running with his rifle. All around …

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Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual …

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Woyzeck (1979)

Werner Herzog had long been fascinated by Georg Büchner’s 19th-century play about a soldier pushed to the point of madness and he finally got his …

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Fata Morgana (1971)

Arguably a metaphysical essay on film, Werner Herzog’s unconventional documentary approaches human civilization warily with an ever-increasing sense of absurdist humor.

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Fitzcarraldo: The Un-Making of a Masterpiece

Throughout film history, many movies are remembered for having been produced in very complicated conditions. Perhaps one of the most famous examples is Werner Herzog’s …

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