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Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Overview
Works: 111 works in 364 publications in 5 languages and 9,448 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  History  Jungle films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,697 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
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 868 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 660 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 Georg Büchner( Visual )

14 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. DVD
Little Dieter needs to fly by Werner Herzog( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in post-WWII Germany, all Dieter Dengler, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, dreamed about was 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 his escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews with Dengler, archival footage and new footage
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht by Werner Herzog( Visual )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in German and English and held by 510 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in German and held by 484 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. DVD
My best fiend : Klaus Kinski by Werner Herzog( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and English and held by 454 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 417 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
Cobra Verde by Werner Herzog( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 400 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 381 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 1930s Berlin and the risks he took to fight for his people
Nosferatu the vampyre( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and German and held by 368 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
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 352 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 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
Stroszek by Werner Herzog( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and English and held by 260 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 174 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 and obsession. Includes performances of several of his madrigals
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle = The enigma of Kaspar Hauser by Werner Herzog( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in German and held by 140 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 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on historical events, this is the story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who appeared in a small German town in 1828 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
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
 
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