Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer

Thomas von Steinaecker / & / 2022

Master director, actor, producer, writer, explorer, icon, cult figure, madman, genius: Werner Herzog. Portrait of one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, created in the spirit of the man himself.

No one can tell a story like Werner Herzog. But in this thoughtful portrait, we also hear from some of the people who worked with the German genius during his long career. From filmmakers like Chloé Zhao, Joshua Oppenheimer and Wim Wenders, to singers and actors like Patti Smith, Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale and Robert Pattinson. Of course, we also hear from ‘der Werner’ himself, whose distinctive voice offers peculiar anecdotes as old film locations and his childhood home in southern Germany are revisited. With exclusive access to Herzog’s everyday life, unseen extras and in-depth interviews with the man himself, the film paints a picture of a radical visionary and daring dreamer.