Werner Herzog: Radical DreamerThomas von Steinaecker

Oscar-nominated director, author, actor, poet, explorer ... Werner Herzog is it all. This biographical documentary offers not only an overview of Herzog's life and the groundbreaking films he made, but above all it shows Herzog's brilliant vision as a radical dreamer.  Archival footage and testimonials paint an extraordinary portrait of the filmmaker who has a unique hero status within the documentary world. Herzog himself is featured extensively, as are actors, directors and musicians with whom he worked, such as Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Chloé Zhao, Joshua Oppenheimer.

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Directed by Thomas von Steinaecker
Germany, United Kingdom
2022 90 min.
English, German
Subtitles: English




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André Singer, Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer

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