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Werner Herzog
Born September 5, 1942 (age 77)
Werner Herzog (born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director.
Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure... full bio
Documentary | Biography, Comedy, Documentary | 1h 25min
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When Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life.
Rescue Dawn
[2006]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 2h
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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 2min
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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.
Grizzly Man
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 43min
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 38min
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.
Into the Abyss
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Crime, Documentary, Drama | 1h 47min
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
[2010]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 30min
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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Queen of the Desert
[2015]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 8min
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A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Into the Inferno
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 44min
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An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 39min
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
[1972]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 1h 33min
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 31min
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Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.
Nosferatu the Vampyre
[1979]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 47min
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Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
Fitzcarraldo
[1982]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h 38min
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.
My Best Fiend
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 35min
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour fit of rage, Kinski completely destroyed the bathroom. From this chaos, a violent, love-hate, profoundly creative partnership was born. In 1972, Herzog cast Kinski in Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). Four more films... see more
Salt and Fire
[2016]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 38min
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A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
[1974]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 50min
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.
The White Diamond
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 28min
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About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana, hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the tree-tops. But this logistic effort will not be without risk. Twelve years ago, a similar expedition into the unique habitat of the canopy... see more
Meeting Gorbachev
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 30min
The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.
Stroszek
[1977]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Drama | 1h 20min
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera.
The Wild Blue Yonder
[2005]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi | 1h 20min
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An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
Invincible
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 13min
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A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Cobra Verde
[1987]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 51min
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During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.
Woyzeck
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.
Lessons of Darkness
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, War | 54min
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
This series of vignettes offers ruminations on time, fate and other human mysteries, Each of the film's seven directors conjures a scenario that speaks to some facet of universal experience.
From One Second to the Next
[2013]
 
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Short Movie | Documentary, Short | 34min
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Stories of serious traffic accidents caused by texting and driving are told by the perpetrators and surviving victims.
Wheel of Time
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
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Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.
Heart of Glass
[1976]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".
Even Dwarfs Started Small
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 36min
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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable and disturbing elements of our nature come forward. The film shows how justifiable revolt may be empowering, but may also turn to chaos and depravity. The... see more
Fata Morgana
[1971]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, Drama | 1h 19min
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Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.
Where the Green Ants Dream
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert area covered with ant hills prior to a possible uranium extraction. His work is impeded by some aborigines who explain that this is the place where the green ants dream. Disturbing their dreaming will destroy humanity they claim. Hackett informs the company which offers various "solutions" such as... see more
Land of Silence and Darkness
[1971]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 25min
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind struggle to understand and accept a world from which they are almost wholly isolated.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Sport | 45min
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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.
Wings of Hope
[2000]
 
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Documentary | Adventure, Biography, Documentary | 1h 5min
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Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.
La Soufrière
[1977]
 
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Short Movie | Biography, Documentary, Short | 30min
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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.
Scream of Stone
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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Two famous competitive climbers make a bet on who can climb Cerro Torre, one of the most dangerous mountains in Argentina and the world, first. As the day of the climb approaches, their increasing competitiveness becomes destructive.
Signs of Life
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying fortress, they guard a munitions depot. There's little to do: Becker, a classicist, translates inscriptions on ancient tablets found in the fortress, Meinhart devises traps for cockroaches, Nora helps Stroszek make... see more
Bells from the Deep
[1993]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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What is faith and religion to Russians after the fall of communism? We get the insight into the Russian Orthodox church as well as different folk and shamanic beliefs.
Documentary | Biography, Crime, Documentary | 59min
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Works, legend and murders of Carlo Gesualdo, a notorious Italian composer and murderer from the 16th century.
Documentary | Documentary | 44min
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Herzog examines the world championships for cattle auctioneers, his fascination with a language created by an economic system, and compares it to the lifestyle of the Amish, who live nearby.
The Dark Glow of the Mountains
[1985]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 45min
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Werner Herzog follows mountaineers Hans Kammerlander and Reinhold Messner during their expedition into climbing the Gasherbrum mountains, which has some of the most difficult peaks to be conquered, and they'll do it without the use of oxygen tanks. Herzog also takes some time to hear about their past experiences with other mountains, their personal tragedies and the reasons why they are so involved... see more
Herdsmen of the Sun
[1989]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 52min
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Herzog's documentary of the Wodaabe people of the Sahara/Sahel region. Particular attention is given to the tribe's spectacular courtship rituals and 'beauty pageants', where eligible young men strive to outshine each other and attract mates by means of lavish makeup, posturing and facial movements.
Ballad of the Little Soldier
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 46min
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The film focuses on a group of Miskito Indians in Nicaragua who used children soldiers in their resistance against the Sandinistas.
Echoes From a Somber Empire
[1990]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 31min
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Documentary examining Bokassa's rule in the Central African Republic using the testimony of witnesses and visits to key sites.
God's Angry Man
[1981]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 44min
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The documentary follows Gene Scott, famous televangelist involved with constant fights against FCC, who tried to shut down his TV show during the 1970's and 1980's, and even Scott arguments with his viewers, complaining about their lack of support by not sending enough money to keep going with the show. Werner Herzog presents the man, his thoughts and also includes some of his uncharacteristic pro... see more
Pilgrimage
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 18min
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Short Movie | Short | 15min
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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.
Precautions Against Fanatics
[1969]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 12min
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The film features several horse trainers and other track workers talking about their roles at the track, always eventually interrupted by an older man who claims to be the true authority, and demands that they be thrown out. One recurring young man, the first to appear, claims that he protects the horses from enthusiastic racing fans. He does not appear to be employed by the track, but seems to provide... see more
Last Words
[1968]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 13min
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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.
Ode to the Dawn of Man
[2011]
 
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Short Movie | Documentary, Short | 39min
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Herakles
[1962]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 12min
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Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.
Documentary | Documentary | 45min
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Film about the doctors that fly all over central Africa to bring medical help to the people living in the bush.
Portrait Werner Herzog
[1986]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 28min
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A self portrait documentary by Werner Herzog.
Huie's Sermon
[1981]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 40min
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The reverend Huie L. Rogers delivers an intense and impassioned sermon at his church in Brooklyn.
Handicapped Future
[1971]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 2min
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Illuminating look at the way physically disabled people were dealt with in West Germany in the late 60's / early 70's.
Jag Mandir
[1991]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 22min
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In this surreal documentary legendary Werner Herzog shows us how on the suggestion of a saint, the king of Udaipur invites various artists, tribes from numerous cultures across india to celebrate life and ward off evil.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 30min
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This film was prepared as a introduction to a series of opera broadcasts on German television. It depicts the behind-the-scenes maneuverings in preparation for the annual opera festival in Bayreuth.
La Bohème
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music, Short | 4min
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Part of a series of opera shorts by different directors. Herzog combines O Soave Fanciulla ("Oh you vision of beauty" from Puccini's La Boheme) with images of harsh life in Africa.
No One Will Play with Me
[1976]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 14min
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The Killers: Unstaged
[2012]
 
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Video | Music | 1h 35min
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