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Werner Herzog

The leading light of New German Cinema who has progressed to become something of an international treasure, Herzog is famed for making all types of films - in all sorts of strange places.

From documentaries in the Sahara to features in the Andes, Herzog’s cinema encompasses the breadth of landscape and the full scope of human ambition. His key works are all here and they represent cinema at its most fevered and fantastic.

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Aguirre - Wrath of God
Aguirre - Wrath of God
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Aguirre - Wrath of God

Historical drama197294 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

This early masterpiece from Werner Herzog stars Klaus Kinski as a power-crazed explorer in sixteenth-century South America who leads a band of conquistadors through the Amazon in search of El Dorado.

Cobra Verde
Cobra Verde
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Cobra Verde

Drama1987110 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog’s final collaboration is a typically wild and adventurous story of a bandit who trains an army of female savages to overthrow a slave-trading tribal king.

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Biopic1974109 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s poetic account of the historical character who captivated 19th-century Nuremberg after emerging from isolation after 16 years in a cellar.

Fata Morgana
Fata Morgana
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Fata Morgana

Animation & Artists Moving Image197176 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Herzog’s intense, dreamlike mediation on desert life as if seen by an alien.

Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo
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Fitzcarraldo

Historical drama1981157 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

One of Werner Herzog's most acclaimed and audacious films, Fitzcarraldo tells the incredible story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an opera-loving fortune hunter who dreams of bringing opera to the heart of the Peruvian jungle.

The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
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The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

Documentary197546 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s moving portrait of a record-breaking ski jumper.

Woyzeck
Woyzeck
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Woyzeck

Drama197980 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s adaptation of Georg Büchner’s play about a tormented soldier, filmed mere days after the completion of Nosferatu the Vampyre.

Nosferatu the Vampyre
Nosferatu the Vampyre
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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Horror1979107 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

English language version of Herzog’s stimulating take on the Dracula story starring Klaus Kinski, with echoes of Murnau’s 1922 Nosferatu.

Stroszek
Stroszek
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Stroszek

Drama1977108 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s uniquely askew take on Americana follows the journey of Bruno S. as he leaves Berlin for the bleak trailer parks of Wisconsin.

Land of Silence and Darkness
Land of Silence and Darkness
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Land of Silence and Darkness

Documentary197185 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s profound and deeply moving documentary about the experiences of a community of deaf-blind people.

Room 666
Room 666
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Room 666

Documentary198446 minsDirector: Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders invites a group of filmmakers at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival – including Godard, Fassbinder, Herzog and Spielberg – to discuss cinema.