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Echos aus einem düsteren Reich

Werner Herzog / DEUZE, 1990 / 93 min.

Impactful film with an absurdist tint: British journalist Michael Goldsmith speaks cordially with various associates of Bokassa, dictator of the Central African Republic, who had Goldsmith locked up and tortured.

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa seized power in the Central African Republic in 1966. His nightmare regime was underpinned by a personality cult: he was said to have fathered more than 50 children, fed his enemies to crocodiles live and eaten human flesh. In 1977 he had himself crowned emperor at a mind-boggling ceremony inspired by Napoleon.

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Director

Werner Herzog

Production year

1990

Country

DEUZE

Original title

Echos aus einem düsteren Reich

Length

93 min.

Language

German, French

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Werner Herzog

Eye Filmmuseum presents an exhibition and extensive film programme around the work of celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog. With an unorthodox oeuvre of more than seventy features, documentaries and shorts, Herzog has fascinated audiences with unforgettable stories, images and characters for more than half a century. His films grant us insights into the relationship between people and the chaotic world around them, as well as into the endless indifference of nature towards human life.

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