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Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Overview
Works: 94 works in 399 publications in 5 languages and 9,446 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary films  Biography  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  History  Jungle films 
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 by Werner Herzog( Visual )

44 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,681 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."--Container
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irishman, Fitzgerald (Fitzcarraldo to the Indians), struggles to bring his dream, an opera house in the Amazon jungle, to reality
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life by Werner Herzog( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 869 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 Georg Büchner( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 633 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in post World War II Germany, Dieter Dengler, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, 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 with Dengler, archival footage and new footage seamlessly spliced together. Includes postscript filmed in 2001
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht by Werner Herzog( Visual )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harber, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize a real estate deal. When he arrives at his destination, he encounters Count Dracula and a series of tragic events
Heart of glass by Werner Herzog( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in German and held by 486 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and English and held by 457 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 )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and German and held by 419 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 )

17 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 375 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
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and German and held by 371 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
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle = The enigma of Kaspar Hauser by Werner Herzog( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in German and held by 353 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
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen = Even dwarfs started small by Werner Herzog( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ... "brutal, uncompromising allegory about the consequences of imprisonment and rebellion ... 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 )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and English and held by 258 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) by Il Complesso Barocco( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Herzog's chilling and atmospheric chronicle of sixteenth century composer Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, whose life embraced sexual excess, ghastly murder, obsession, and masterful madrigals
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
Lektionen in Finsternis = Lessons of darkness by Werner Herzog( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in German and French and held by 84 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
Werner Herzog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of glass: 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
Werner Herzog by Peter Buchka( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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