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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Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times)

BBB.5 (out of 5) The Pythagorean theory of the soul’s four-fold transmigration is rendered on film as a wordless meditation on life and nature. We first observe an elderly Calabrian sheepherder who believes that good health comes from putting the dust from a cathedral floor into his water. Following its existence in human form, the…

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Man Som Hatar Kvinnor)

BBBB (out of 5) A journalist is sued and arrested for making claims against a wealthy tycoon that the Swedish court deem libelous. Meanwhile, a violently tough young woman works for a security company and hacks into the journalist’s entire life, providing her superiors with all the necessary information for tracking his activities. These two…

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