Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Germany/United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ZDF Enterprises, British Broadcasting Corporation, Arte, Media Ventures, Outpost Studios.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Lucki Stipetic.  Film Editing by Joe Bini, Glen Scantlebury, Rainer Standke.   Werner Herzog investigates the life of Dieter Dengler, shot down over Laos…

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Into The Abyss (2011)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Germany/Canada, 2011.  Creative Differences Productions, Skellig Rock, Spring Films, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Investigation Discovery, More4, Revolver Entertainment.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Erik Nelson.  Music by Mark De Gli Antoni.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. Werner Herzog has had great success navigating between the worlds…

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada/USA/France/Germany/United Kingdom, 2010.  Creative Differences, History Films, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Arte France, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, More4.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on an article by Judith Thurman.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Adrienne Ciuffo, Erik Nelson.  Music by Ernst Reijseger.  Film Editing by Joe Bini, Maya Hawke.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Invincible (2001)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Ireland, 2001.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Tatfilm, Little Bird, Jan Bart Productions, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Filmforderungsanstalt, Beaftragter der Bundesregierung fur Angelegenheinten der Kultur und der Medien, FilmFour, Fine Line Features.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Gary Bart, Werner Herzog.  Music by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer.  Production…

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Woyzeck (1979)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  West Germany, 1979.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the play by Georg Buchner.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Production Design by Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Cannes Film Festival 1979.  Klaus Kinski gives a haunting performance in this dramatically charged adaptation of…

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Nosferatu The Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht) (1979)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  West Germany/France, 1979.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Gaumont, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Produced by Werner Herzog.  Music by Florian Fricke, Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Deliciously creepy remake of the F.W….

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Stroszek (1977)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  West Germany, 1977.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Skellig Edition.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Willi Segler.  Music by Chet Atkins, Sonny Terry.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Bruno S., star of Werner Herzog’s Every Man For Himself And God Against All, is once again a fish out of water in…

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Every Man For Himself And God Against All (The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser) (The Mystery Of Kaspar Hauser) (Jeder Fur Sich Und Gott Gegen Allen–Kaspar Hauser) (1974)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  West Germany, 1974.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Filmverlag der Autoren.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Produced by Werner Herzog.  Music by Bruno S..  Costume Design by Ann Poppel, Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Cannes Film Festival 1975.  Fascinating study of a primitive man thrust into so-called ‘modern’ society. Purportedly based on…

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Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1973)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  West Germany, 1973.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Hessischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Hans Prescher.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Marvelous, exotic visuals of the lush jungles of South America highlight this fascinating tale of greed and power. Klaus Kinski gives a disturbing performance as…

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Heart Of Glass (Herz Aus Glas) (1976)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  West Germany, 1976.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, Herbert Achternbusch.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Produced by Werner Herzog.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Cornelius Siegel, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Ann Poppel, Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Stunningly beautiful masterpiece by Werner Herzog, one of his most visually intoxicating films….

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My Best Fiend (Mein Liebster Feind – Klaus Kinski) (1999)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/United Kingdom/Finland/USA, 1999.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Cafe Productions Ltd., Zephir Film, British Broadcasting Corporation, Independent Film Channel (IFC), Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Outpost Studios.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.  German actor Klaus Kinski…

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