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Lessons of Darkness (Lektionen in Finsternis)

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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog

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6 years, 5 months ago at Jun 14 5:54
The landscape of Iraq after the short-lived Gulf War was torn and alien. The fires set by the Iraqi Republican Guard in the oil fields burned for weeks, thick black smoke billowing across the empty desert. In the middle of this scene, a bipedal creature gestures at Herzog and his camera team. He is unsure what sort of message is being conveyed, perhaps one of danger, perhaps threatening. Such carn... read more
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames. In contrast to the common documentary film there are no comments and few interviews. What must have been the hell itself is presented to the viewer in such beautiful sights and beautiful music that one has to be fascinated by it. The German title translates 'lessons in darkness'.
Release date: 26 October 2002
UPC: 013131154290
Tags: Documentary (4), 1992 (3), 1990s (3), Gulf War (3), Iraq (3), Germany (2), Colour (2), 90's (2), Oil (2), Mid-east (2), 54 Min. (1), Color (1), Talkies (1), Sci-fi (1), 90s (1), 1990's (1), Firefighter (1), War (1)
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