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Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Overview
Works: 145 works in 463 publications in 5 languages and 9,465 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes = Aguirre, the wrath of God( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in German and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Aguirre, self-styled "Wrath of God," go up the Amazon in search of gold, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 848 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
Woyzeck by Werner Herzog( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in German and English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overworked to exhaustion by an officer, used for experiments by a sinister doctor, and scorned by his unfaithful wife, Woyzeck becomes as lethal as the razor with which he carries out his chilling destiny
Little Dieter needs to fly( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 608 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
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and German and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague
Heart of glass by Werner Herzog( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in German and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the pre-industrial past, the story tells of a German 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in German and English and held by 433 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
Invincible by Werner Herzog( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, an extraordinary tale of a simple Jewish man who rises from a life of obscurity to defend his heritage. With Hitler on the brink of power and the world on the road to war. A journey from a humble village in Poland to the giddy excesses of 1930's Berlin and the risks he took to fight for his people
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand amateur de bel canto, un aventurier irlandais, Brian Sweeney, rêve de construire un opéra dans la jungle péruvienne. Pour réaliser son ambition, il entreprend d'exploiter une plantation de caoutchouc dans une région inaccessible. Il remet en état un vieux bateau à vapeur auquel il fait remonter un fleuve dont le cours se rapproche, en un lieu précis, de celui d'une autre rivière grâce à laquelle il pourra rejoindre le terrain d'exploitation. Il obtient l'aide d'une tribu indigène
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen = Even dwarfs started small by Werner Herzog( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in German and held by 331 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
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife, Lucy, begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula. The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the midst of a vampyre. What he doesn't know, however, is the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience as victims of the Nosferatu
Wo die grünen Ameisen traümen by Werner Herzog( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As long as the holy site known as 'where the green ants dream' is safe, the aboriginal natives believe that their culture, and Earth itself, will be safe. When a major corporation plans to mine the site, it sparks a revolt
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes = Aguirre, wrath of God( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in German and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of Spanish conquistadors led by Aguirre, self-styled "Wrath of God," go up the Amazon in search of gold, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip
Stroszek by Werner Herzog( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and English and held by 244 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
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes by Werner Herzog( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in German and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-16th century, after annihilating the Incan empire Gonzalo Pizarro (Allejandro Repulles) leads his army of conquistadors over the Andes into the heart of the most savage environment on Earth in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature, and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski), the Wrath of God, is consumed with visions of conquering all of South America and revolts, leading his own army down a treacherous river on a doomed quest into oblivion. Featuring a seething, controlled performance from Kinski, this masterpiece from director Werner Herzog is an unforgettable portrait of madness and power
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle = The enigma of Kaspar Hauser by Werner Herzog( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the townspeople, but is then mysteriously murdered
Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit : aus dem Leben der taubblinder Fini Straubinger = Land of silence and darkness : from the life of the deaf-blind Fini Straubinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about 56 year-old Fini Straubinger, blind and deaf since her teens
Death for five voices : the composer Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613) by Complesso barocco( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and German and held by 176 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
 
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