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Still: Fitzcarraldo

The Worlds of Werner Herzog

9 Jun 20071 Jul 2007

Since the start of his film career in the mid 1960s, director Werner Herzog has taken his own, very personal journey through a range of themes, characters and locations to create a filmography that is like no one else's. Having made almost 50 features and documentaries, the director's profile is currently the highest it's been since the 1970s, thanks to two relatively mainstream recent films - the documentary Grizzly Man and the new Christian Bale action-adventure Rescue Dawn. However, that populist pair offers only a glimpse at what he's been up to lately: this small season of recent work shows you more of the world through Werner's eyes.

  • Still: Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    9 Jun 200728 Jun 2007

    Herzog's ode to obsessed animal-rights activist Timothy Treadwell becomes a disquieting exploration of our uneasy relationship with the natural world.

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  • Still: Fitzcarraldo

    Fitzcarraldo

    10 Jun 200730 Jun 2007

    The ludicrous, legendary tale of a man obsessed, this is the great film that spawned a thousand terrifying behind-the-scenes stories.

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  • Still: The Wild Blue Yonder

    The Wild Blue Yonder

    15 Jun 20071 Jul 2007

    Herzog mixes documentary footage with an alien fantasy for a lyrical, haunting and often amusing look at space travel.

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  • Still: Wheel of Time

    Wheel of Time

    16 Jun 200726 Jun 2007

    Buddhist monks are ordained on a mountain in Tibet and in an Austrian exhibition hall in Herzog's beautifully observed documentary.

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  • Still: Little Dieter Needs to Fly

    Little Dieter Needs to Fly

    17 Jun 200730 Jun 2007

    US Air Force pilot Dieter Dengler returns to the jungles where he survived as a POW during Vietnam in this astonishing documentary.

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  • Still: The White Diamond

    The White Diamond

    21 Jun 20071 Jul 2007

    Floating over a rainforest in Guyana, Herzog looks for rare animals and plants, and finds a fascinating combination of images, characters, places and ideas.

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