Life, the universe and Werner Herzog

Part one: Ancestors and animals

Our writer looks at four films by Werner Herzog, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World and Into the Abyss, hoping to find the meaning of life. Part two: Looking over the edge

One of Europe’s eccentric cultural treasures is the Bavarian film-maker Werner Herzog “I’m not German, I hate Germans”, whose films often deal with the obsessed, the driven and the overwhelmed by natural forces they fail to understand. Although he works in m...

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