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Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Works: 153 works in 516 publications in 5 languages and 10,872 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographies  History  Vampire films 
Roles: Producer, prn, 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 )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in German and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Pizarro, go up the Amazon in search of gold. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (the self-styled "Wrath of God") is consumed by visions of conquering all of South America and leads a revolt, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a doomed quest
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life by Werner Herzog( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 835 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 )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in German and English and held by 756 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
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in German and English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town
Heart of glass by Werner Herzog( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in German and held by 621 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
Little Dieter needs to fly by Werner Herzog( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 600 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 the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and German and held by 551 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
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Visual )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo is a movie in the great tradition of grandiose cinematic visions. Like Coppola's Apocalypse Now or Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, it is a quest film in which the hero's quest is scarcely more mad than the filmmaker's." -- Roger Ebert. Iquitos is a town isolated in the middle of the jungle in Peru. At the turn of the century, one resident of the small town, "Fitzcarraldo" as the natives call him, has his dream of bringing together Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt for one great celebration of Grand Opera. To finance this fantastic dream, Fitzcarraldo decides to exploit a vast area of rubber trees growing beyond the impassable Ucayala Falls. To circumvent this barrier, he literally has his huge steamboat lifted over a mountain from one branch of the river to the other. With the aid of a tribe of Indians bewitched by the voice of the greatest singer of all time, Enrico Caruso, Fitzcarraldo fights fever, mosquitos and suffocating heat to achieve the impossible
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen = Even dwarfs started small by Werner Herzog( Visual )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in German and held by 474 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
My best fiend : Klaus Kinski by Werner Herzog( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in German and English and held by 430 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
Cobra Verde by Werner Herzog( Visual )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 410 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
Stroszek by Werner Herzog( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in German and English and held by 384 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
Invincible by Werner Herzog( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 372 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
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle by Werner Herzog( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in German and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film by Werner Herzog recounts the tale of Kasper Hauser, a foundling and his mysterious discovery and fate
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in German and held by 311 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 280 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 )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorical story of a mad conquistador on a search for the mythical El Dorado
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes by Werner Herzog( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in German and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon in search of gold and wealth at the legendary El Dorado. The road to El Dorado is hard, and the troops face many difficulties such as the elements of nature, various indian tribes and now Don Lope Aguirre, a ruthless man who only cares about riches
Aguirre, the wrath of God by Werner Herzog( Visual )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in German and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes: An hypnotic epic of megalomania and delusional myths the story concerns the search of 16th century Spanish conquistadors for El Dorado amidst or beyond the jungles of the Amazon. While based on a fragment of history - 15 lines of text from a journal kept by a monk on the expedition -its subject is myth and a journey in the realm of hallucination which ends adrift in the Amazon, the leader proclaiming himself 'the wrath of God'
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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about 56 year-old Fini Straubinger, blind and deaf since her teens
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Herzog Filmproduktion

Werner Herzog Filmproduktion Filmproduktionsgesellschaft