Werner Herzog

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The Twilight World by Werner Herzog review – Japanese officer’s infinity war
The German film-maker’s partly fictionalised account of an imperial army soldier who refused to surrender until 1974 frustratingly fails to get inside its fascinating subject’s head

Rob Doyle

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Werner Herzog: ‘I was never, contrary to rumours, a hazard-seeking, crazy stuntman’
The German director, famed for making films about people at the fringes of society, has written a novel about another one: a Japanese soldier who carried on fighting the second world war for 29 years after it ended

Kate Kellaway

07, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Volcano films – ranked!
Missing the heatwave? With the release of Sara Dosa’s hotly tipped new documentary Fire of Love, we round up the most epic, exploding-mountain movies ever made

Anne Billson

21, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Struck dumb: why ‘the voice of God’ got booted out of documentaries
Once, no serious documentary could be without its authoritative voiceover in perfect English. But film-makers are now rejecting the whole idea. Are social media and post-truth politics to blame?

Barbara Speed

13, Jul, 2022 @10:47 AM

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The Twilight World by Werner Herzog review – a film-maker’s eerie debut
Herzog draws on the extraordinary story of a real-life Japanese soldier who fought on for decades, unaware that the second world war was over

Sam Byers

08, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Werner Herzog to tell story of Japanese soldier who refused to surrender
The German film director has announced two new books: a memoir and The Twilight World, about a remarkable second world war officer

Alison Flood

18, Aug, 2021 @12:56 PM

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Five of the best documentaries, as chosen by Werner Herzog
From The Act of Killing to Vernon, Florida, the famed German director selects his favourite non-fiction films

Kathryn Bromwich

20, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
In his latest science doc, the existential film-maker considers the cataclysmic threat from space – as real now as it ever was

Peter Bradshaw

12, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Richard Bright obituary
Other lives: BBC arts documentary director and Werner Herzog’s executive producer

Richard Nash

04, Aug, 2020 @8:12 PM

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Alex Cox's dream festival: Coppola, Fellini, Herzog and the 1972 gang
The director fills Liverpool’s picture houses with screenings of 25 great films from a golden age of cinema – from The Godfather to Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Alex Cox

09, Jul, 2020 @3:20 PM

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Family Romance, LLC review – Werner Herzog's moving rent-a-family tale
Herzog tells the story of a Tokyo company that offers stand-ins for absent family and admirers in this thought-provoking tragicomedy shot like a documentary

Simran Hans

04, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Wanted dead or archive: how film-makers repurpose old footage
Werner Herzog did it with Grizzly Man, Adam McKay did it with Vice – from archival libraries to old film canisters from charity shops, the past is waiting to be brought to life

Rupert Clague

03, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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