Director: Thomas von Steinaecker
Cast includes: Werner herzog, Joshua Oppenheimer, Robert Pattinson, Patti Smith, Carl Weathers, Wim Wenders, Chloe Zhao, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, Lena Herzog
1 hr 42 min / 2022 / Germany/UK

Master filmmaker, auteur, poet, truth seeker, explorer, brand, meme, actor, lauded voice artiste, doomsayer, legend… that is Werner Herzog.

This is the man, now 81, who had a 320-ton steamboat hauled over a steep hill in Peru, who hypnotises his actors, climbs down into volcanoes, talks to murderers on death row, cooks and eats his own shoe and was once shot at. It’s these moments along with other stories as well as his appearances in everything from The Simpsons to The Mandalorian that have made Herzog a cult figure the world over.

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access into Herzog’s everyday life, rare archive material and in-depth interviews with the man himself and celebrated collaborators – including Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, and his wife Lena Herzog – we are given an exciting glimpse into his work process and personal life.

Also appearing in the film are Joshua Oppenheimer, Robert Pattinson, Patti Smith, Carl Weathers, Wim Wenders and Chloe Zhao. This new BFI documentary presents a comprehensive portrait of an iconic artist of our time.

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