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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog made his first film in 1961 at the age of nineteen and has since become one of the greatest figures of New German Cinema. Since his feature debut he has produced, written and directed more than fifty feature-length narrative and documentary films (along with numerous short films) which have screened for audiences worldwide.

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Filmography

Recent Reviews

Woyzeck

The film has been read as anti-capitalist critique, and this critique is certainly present: "If we ever got to heaven, they'd make us work the thunder," Woyzeck says to his...


Cobra Verde

Epic in scale, but lacking the emotional weight one might expect. Where Aguirre offers an entirely critical representation of colonialism, Fitzcarraldo is more dialectical, effecting both empathy and disgust. Cobra...


Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

This is not one of Herzog's best efforts, but it has its moments. Pointlessly slow and empty of background extras toward the beginning (and meaningful supporting cast throughout), it had...


Nosferatu the Vampyre

So00…here comes the inevitable, sixty-four dollar question: Is that Klaus Kinski wearing monster makeup, or are we seeing his true self up there on screen? Mr. Kinski and Mr. Herzog’s...


Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

So beautifully shot. It took me three days to watch this though because I kept falling asleep. I don't think super long shots with no dialogue work for modern audiences,...