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ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

USA, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Werner Herzog

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

“Should render contrite all who say there is nothing left for movies to show us that we haven't seen before.” - Variety

One thousand men and women live together in unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in the name of science. Filmmaker Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn, MIFF 07) documents the raw beauty and humanity in this frozen wonderland, both above and below the ice. Herzog's wry humour and eye for the eccentric bring a fresh perspective to Antarctica's much-photographed alien vastness. “Whether he's probing a penguin's death wish or discussing terminal human wanderlust, Herzog makes every encounter a story. The hallucinations that come through the camera make his documentary a unique piece of cinema.” - Screen Daily

D/S Werner Herzog P Henry Kaiser WS Discovery Films TD digibeta/2007/99mins

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