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Encounters at the End of the World

Directed by

Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
Clive Oppenheimer Clive Oppenheimer
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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
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A very good movie

11 years, 3 months ago at Dec 11 19:33
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To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the damned thing but since I’m a big fan of Werner Herzorg, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, following 'Grizzly man', this was  the 2nd documentary directed by Werner Herzorg that I had the pleasure to watch and, once again, I was quite impressed. Herzorg actually has a very peculiar style since his narration is omnipresent and I ... read more


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Werner Herzog takes us on an expedition to the barrens of a frozen Antarctica. Here, the inhabitants seem to be sort of lost but found. They have spent their years traveling the globe and they all happened to end up in—or were strangely attracted to—the same place: McMurdo. The people Herzog interviewed all seem to have positive outlooks and very interesting perspectives on life and living, an... read more
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Description: The idiosyncratic German filmmaker Werner Herzog heads off to Antarctica to make a documentary and assures us at that he is not about to make "another film about penguins." But fate has its way with him (more about that later). At the outset, Herzog is stunned by the "seemingly endless void" of Antarctica with its vast spaces and silence. Arriving at the McMurdo research station, he describes it as looking like an ugly mining town. Herzog grows restless and criticizes the "abominations" of a yoga studio and an ATM. He is puzzled by the kind of individuals who would volunteer to work in such a pla ... (more)
Release date: 18 July 2008
Tags: Documentary (9), 2007 (6), Nature (5), Antarctica (5), Education (3), Snow (3), Penguins (3), 2000s (3), Cold (3), G-Rated (2), Questing (2), SnP (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Antarctic (2), Docudrama (2), Docu (2), Werner Herzog (1), Place (1), Nature/wildlife (1), Adventure (1)
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