Rent Werner Herzog: Fata Morgana (1971)

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Synopsis:
In one of the strangest and most mesmerizing films ever made, world-renowned director Werner Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages.But Fata Morgana is much more than that - as Herzog combines the apocalyptic, often hallucinatory images he discovered in the desert with passages from the Mayan creation myth, transforming a simple trick of the light into what he calls ''a science-fiction elegy of demented colonialism.''
Actors:
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Directors:
Studio:
Anchor Bay
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Collections:
What We Were Watching in 1971
Countries:
Germany
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2005
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 2.0, English DTS 5.1, German DTS 2.0, German DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary from Werner Herzog, Norman Hill and Crispin Glover
  • Werner Herzog biography
  • Film Notes

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Pretentious or what? - Werner Herzog: Fata Morgana review by PR

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16/01/2017

I kept finding myself fast-forwarding in the hope it would improve, but didn't. Don't fall for the hype, avoid this pretentious twaddle. The desert is awesome enough, it does not need pompous pseudo-intellectual flannel to make it fascinating. If you want a good description of the desert, read some of Father Eusebio Kino's writings about Sonora instead. And in terms of photography, there are far better (and scientifically correct, hence much more interesting) "desert" films nowadays (though this is not Herzog's fault, the film dates back to 1969 and technology has overtaken him).

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