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Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Overview
Works: 109 works in 422 publications in 5 languages and 9,566 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Biography  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 )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,773 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 death trip
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in German and English and held by 861 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 )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 861 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 )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 649 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 Werner Herzog( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in German and English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 623 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
Heart of glass by Werner Herzog( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in German and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and English and held by 463 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 )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and German and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Spence plays a sympathetic geologist, working for a uranium mining company, who must confront the passive resistance of the Aborigine tribes. The spots where the deposits are richest is sacred ground, the place "where the green ants dream," for them the origin of all life
Cobra Verde by Werner Herzog( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 406 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 377 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 )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 361 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
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle = The enigma of Kaspar Hauser by Werner Herzog( Visual )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in German and held by 347 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and held by 332 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 )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and English and held by 259 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 179 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
Herzog/Kinski collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 87 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 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
Werner Herzog( Visual )

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

Little Dieter needs to fly: 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 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
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in German and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au siècle dernier, Jonathan Harker est envoyé d'Allemagne dans les Carpathes afin de négocier la vente d'une maison qu'un certain comte Dracula veut acquérir. Arrivé au château du comte, Jonathan comprend très vite que ce dernier est un buveur de sang. Il tombera sous la coupe de Dracula qui se rend ensuite en Allemagne en compagnie d'un régiment ... de rats, pour apporter la peste. Jonathan et sa femme Lucy essaieront de lutter contre le comte-vampire
 
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