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Films with: Herzog, Werner

Act of killing
The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.
DVD 10111
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes Aguirre, the wrath of God /
A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Pizarro, go up the Amazon in search of gold. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (the self-styled "Wrath of God") is consumed by visions of conquering all of South America and leads a revolt, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip.
DVD 1400
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen Even dwarfs started small /
"The inmates have taken over an institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone's a dwarf. As one of the institution's directors holds a rebel hostage while issuing orders for calm, the other inmates run amok, smashing equipment, setting fires, fighting for power and tormenting two blind prisoners. In this land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the symbols of civilization-- cars, typewriters and dinner plates-- but trees and flowers and animals as well."--Container.
DVD 755
Ballad of a righteous merchant Notes on Werner Herzog directing My son, my son, what have ye done /
"An intimate portrait of legendary, master filmmaker Werner Herzog at work on My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, by that film's co-writer, Herbert Golder, a close friend and long-time collaborator. Unlike other documentaries that have been made about Herzog, in which he stares almost defiantly into the camera and, in his inimitable way and in his famous voice, articulates his views on life, this film shows a side of him known only to his friends and close collaborators."--Container.
DVD 13332
Burden of dreams
Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.
DVD 3485
Cave of forgotten dreams
A breathtaking new documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog, follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. An unforgettable cinematic experience that provides an unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago, almost twice as old as any previous discovery.
DVD 8402
Cobra Verde
Francisco Manoel da Silva, 19th century, gun-toting Brazilian bandit known as the Cobra Verde, is unknowingly hired by the owner of a sugar plantation to keep his slaves in check, but instead, the Cobra manages to sleep with the landowner's daughters and impregnate them. In revenge, the owner sends the Cobra on a dangerous mission to sail to the West coast of Africa and reopen the slave trade, and the Cobra wages war with a local tribal king.
DVD 1401
Encounters at the end of the world
An up-close and personal look at one of Antarctica's lesser-known inhabitants: the human. Join Werner Herzog as he shows those amazing individuals who work, play, and struggle to live in some of the world's worst conditions.
DVD 6167
Fitzcarraldo
Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town.
DVD 1064
Fitzcarraldo
Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town.
DVD 1402
Grizzly man
"Acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers"--Container. Features Treadwell's video footage.
DVD 4202
Happy people a year in the Taiga /
A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.
DVD 9728
Incident at Loch Ness
When renowned director Werner Herzog and fellow filmmaker Zak Penn set off to explore the legend of Scotland's Loch Ness monster, they uncover much more than they bargained for. Unexplained sightings of the creature and chaos among the crew create an uneasy feeling that things aren't what they seem. But what really happened on the infamous lake remains a mystery. Poses the provocative question - where does myth end and reality begin?
DVD 3881
Into the abyss a tale of death, a tale of life /
In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case iin Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill, and why a state kills. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.
DVD 8933
Jack Reacher
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher leaps off the pages of Lee Child's bestselling novel and onto the big screen in this explosive thriller. When an unspeakable crime is committed, all evidence points to the suspect in custody who offers up a single note in defense: Get Jack Reacher! The law has its limits, but Reacher does not when his fight for the truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
DVD 9497
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle The enigma of Kaspar Hauser /
Based on a real historical event, this is the story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who appeared in a small German town in 1820 after having lived in total isolation from humans since birth. He is taught to speak, read, and write by the townspeople, but is then mysteriously murdered.
DVD 2098
Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit aus dem Leben der taubblinder Fini Straubinder = Land of silence and darkness : from the life of deaf-blind Fin
A documentary about 56 year-old Fini Straubinger, blind and deaf since her teens.
DVD 3834
Lektionen in Finsternis Lessons of darkness ; Fata Morgana /
Lessons of darkness: A stirring documentary of 1992 post-Gulf War Kuwait, focusing on the oil well fires ignited by retreating Iraqi soldiers. What resulted is less a simple documentary about an environmental catastrophe than an apocalyptic vision of hell, a strangely beautiful portrait of a world on fire. Fata Morgana: Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages. He combines the apocalyptic, often hallucinatory images of the desert with passages from the Mayan creation myth, the Popol Vuh, set to songs of Leonard Cohen.
DVD 1369
Little Dieter needs to fly
Growing up in post-WWII Germany, all Dieter Dengler, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, dreamed about was becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered a hair-raising escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews with Dengler, archival footage and new footage seamlessly spliced together.
DVD 2063
Lo and behold reveries of the connected world /
Documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
DVD 12025
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and Andre Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three never before seen interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world's greatest living politician. Now 88 and battling illness, the visionary Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, is still gently but resolutely pushing towards his goals.
DVD 13105
My best fiend Klaus Kinski = Mein liebster Feind /
Documentary with film excerpts about the stormy relationship between frequent artistic partners, director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski.
DVD 1403
Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht /
DVD 1404
Nosferatu the vampyre /
Jonathan Harker leaves his home town of Wismar and journeys over the Carpathian Mountains on business to finalize a real estate deal despite his wife's warning and her premonition of danger. Harker meets Count Dracula and slowly comes to understand he is in the presence of a vampire. He doesn't understand, however, the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience as victims of the Nosferatu.
DVD 936
Plastic bag
"This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world. In the end, the wayward plastic bag wafts its way to the ocean, into the tides, and out into the Pacific Ocean trash vortex - a promised nirvana where it will settle among its own kind and gradually let the memories of its maker slip away."--futurestates.tv
DVD 9322
Queen of the desert
A true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer, and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence.
DVD 12324
Rescue dawn
When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.
DVD 5625
Ten minutes older.
"With complete creative freedom, the directors bring their own unique interpretation of 'time' to the screen ... [This programme] takes in all human experience: birth, death, love, sex, the drama of the moment, history and ancient myth; and a great variety of locations from the jungles of South America to the streets of New York. Combined together in a feature film, their individual work gains new meangins and presents an intriguing and exciting experience for all filmgoers"--Container.
DVD 4349
Wheel of time
Wheel of Time is filmmaker Werner Herzog's gorgeously photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.
DVD 5968
White diamond
Filmmaker Werner Herzog follows enigmatic airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington as he embarks on a trip in the heart of Guyana to test his new helium-filled invention above the rainforest.
DVD 4563
Wind rises
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the worlds most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events.
DVD 10690
Woyzeck
"Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he cannot control. Abused and tortured, both physically and psychologically by commanding officers, doctors and his unfaithful wife, Marie, Woyzeck struggles to hold on to his humanity and his fragile sanity. In the film's shattering climax, he is finally driven over the brink into madness and murder."--Container.
DVD 1405