Thomas von Steinacker / DE, GB, 2022 / 102 min.
Werner Herzog is a phenomenon. The director of unforgettable classics about small people with huge desires, a filmmaker who always emphasises nature’s dominance over man, in short a cult figure. Thomas von Steinacker filmed a moving portrait of "the last German Romantic".
Werner Herzog shot his first, short film in 1962, using a camera stolen from Munich’s film school; his latest production is nigh upon us. Werner Herzog (1942) will keep shooting until his dying breath and what drives him to do so is what Von Steinacker tries to capture in his portrait of this phenomenon.
The English subtitled version of the film is the festival-version of 102 minutes. Eye shows the shorter regular version of 90 minutes with only Dutch subtitles as well.
Werner Herzog - Radical Dreamer is released in national cinemas by Eye.
Thomas von Steinacker
Werner Herzog – Radical Dreamer
ENG or NLD
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.