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Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Works: 114 works in 363 publications in 5 languages and 9,490 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary films  Vampire films  Horror films  Silent films  Action and adventure films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes = Aguirre, the wrath of God by Werner Herzog( Visual )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorical story of a mad conquistador on a search for the mythical El Dorado
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by Werner Herzog( Visual )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to arrange a real estate transaction for Count Dracula, with tragic results
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life by Werner Herzog( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.' Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town
Woyzeck by Hannes Rossacher( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he cannot control. Abused and tortured, both physically and psychologically by commanding officers, doctors and his unfaithful wife, Marie, Woyzeck struggles to hold on to his humanity and his fragile sanity. In the film's shattering climax, he is finally driven over the brink into madness and murder"--Container
Little Dieter needs to fly by Werner Herzog( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered a hair-raising escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews, archival footage and re-enactments seamlessly woven together
Heart of glass by Werner Herzog( Visual )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in German and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 18th-century, this film tells of a Bavarian village that loses the secret of making its unique ruby glass. The townspeople turn to madness, murder, and magic in a desperate effort to recover the pure ingredient they have lost. During the filming, Herzog hypnotized his actors in order to help convey the atmosphere of hallucination, prophecy and the visionary
My best fiend : Klaus Kinski by Werner Herzog( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My best fiend is a film about the love-hate relationship between between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. It reveals the deep trust between the two exceptional artists and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to murder one another
Wo die grünen Ameisen traümen by Werner Herzog( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and German and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Aborigine tribes, the Wororas and the Riratjingus, protect one of their holy places against desecration by an uranium mining company
Cobra Verde by Werner Herzog( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francisco Manoel da Silva, 19th century, gun-toting Brazilian bandit known as the Cobra Verde, is unknowingly hired by the owner of a sugar plantation to keep his slaves in check, but instead, the Cobra manages to sleep with the landowner's daughters and impregnate them. In revenge, the owner sends the Cobra on a dangerous mission to sail to the West coast of Africa and reopen the slave trade, and the Cobra wages war with a local tribal king
Invincible by Werner Herzog( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zishe Breitbart es un joven judío originario de Polonia, que viaja de su humilde villa a Berlín hacia 1930, y se convierte en una sensación pública debido a su fuerza. Su empleado, Hanussen, tiene otros sueños más allá de la fama de su jefe: él sueña con establecer un Ministerio de lo Oculto en el gobierno naciente de Hitler. Cuando Zishe comienza a ser marginado por el creciente anti-Semitismo, busca a un rabino para convencerlo de que él es El Elegido por Dios para advertir a su pueblo del peligro que se acerca. Pero Hanussen tiene otros planes. Una película del aclamado director Werner Herzog, que explora lo más oscuro del alma humana y sus ambiciones de poder."--Contenedor
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[fei zi ka luo duo](Fitzcarraldo) zai dang di yu yan de yi si shi[ wu wei shi wu de mi lian zhe],pai she ben pian de guo cheng ye xiang yi zhong fei zi ka luo duo shi de xing wei ,zai nan mei de re dai liang lin zhong shi jing pai she
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen = Even dwarfs started small( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The inmates have taken over an institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone's a dwarf. As one of the institution's directors holds a rebel hostage while issuing orders for calm, the other inmates run amok, smashing equipment, setting fires, fighting for power and tormenting two blind prisoners. In this land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the symbols of civilization-- cars, typewriters and dinner plates-- but trees and flowers and animals as well."--Container
Stroszek by Werner Herzog( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck. After they are harried and beaten by the thugs who have been Eva's pimps, they join Bruno's neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin. That winter on the barren prairie, Bruno works as a mechanic, Eva as a waitress. They buy a trailer. Then, bills mount, the bank threatens to repossess the trailer, Eva wants privacy, and the promise of a happy life deserts Bruno
Death for five voices : the composer Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bearing all the hallmarks of Herzog's eccentric and original talent, this atmospheric documentary tells the chilling story of the sixteenth-century composer Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, one embracing sexual excess, ghastly murder and obsession. Filmed on location in Italy, it explores both his musical legacy and the extraordinary influence his tormented life has continued to exert on some of those whose lives have crossed his past"--Container
The enigma of Kaspar Hauser( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, Herzog's finest film is about a young man who has been kept confined until his mysterious appearance in Nuremberg in the 1820's, and his struggle to adjust to society
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle = The enigma of Kaspar Hauser by Werner Herzog( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jia si bo he xi shi shi jiu shi ji yi ge shen shi bu ming, xiang bai chi yi yang de zhen shi shen mi ren wu, ta de gu shi zai ou zhou guang wei liu chuan, bing bei xin li xue jia yan jiu.he suo cheng wei fan zhi xu hua de zhe ren, yi you mo fang shi fan feng ou zhou wen ming, gong ji ji ding de she hui jia zhi guan, tong shi ye zhan xian ren xing . kuan rong deng xian shi he li shi wen ti, shi ta zai guo ji ying tan qu de tu po xing ming sheng zhi zuo.shi yan jia si bo he xi de yan yuan bu lu nuo ceng shi jing shen bing huan zhe, bi jin zhen shi de yan chu rang ren he cai
Herzog/Kinski collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first film of the collaboration between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski, Don Lope de Aguirre dreams about conquering South America and leads his army on a doomed mission into oblivion. Jonathan Harker embarks on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman, little realizing that he is about to become involved with a dangerous vampire, Nosferatu. The third film in the collection, Woyzeck, focuses on a soldier battered beyond endurance by abuse from commanding officers, doctors and even his faithless wife. Fitzcarraldo has a mighty dream, to bring Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt together in a remote town in Peru for one great performance of Grand Opera. To achieve this he will have to overcome almost unsurmountable odds. Cobra Verde was a 19th century Brazilian bandit who is sent on a deadly mission to re-open the slave trade in West Africa. In meeting his mission he goes on to lead an army of women in a war against the local king. My best fiend is a film about the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski, two creative geniuses of the film industry
Werner Herzog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigma of Kaspar Hauser: Based on a real historical event, this is the story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who appeared in a small German town in 1820 after having lived in total isolation from humans since birth. He is taught to speak, read, and write by townspeople, but is then mysteriously murdered
Lektionen in Finsternis = Lessons of darkness by Werner Herzog( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lektionen in Finsternis: a documentary of 1992 post-Gulf War Kuwait, focusing on the oil well fires ignited by retreating Iraqi soldiers. Fata Morgana: Herzog brings his cameras to the Sahara desert in order to film mirages. He combines the apocalyptic, often hallucinatory images of the desert with passages from the Mayan creation myth, the Popol Vuh, set to songs of Leonard Cohen
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