Thursday, May 15, 2014

Werner Herzog's Incredible Film Library Is Now Available On Fandor!

Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of New German Cinema and his films have screened for audiences worldwide. The sixteen films included in this collection span three decades, incorporating both fiction and documentary and ranging from widely recognized titles (Fitzcarraldo,  My Best Fiend) to the earliest works (Even Dwarfs Started Small) from the master director, giving both new and existing fans the opportunity to diversify and enhance their awareness of Herzog’s extraordinary films.

Herzog has a truly unique voice and the addition of his films furthers Fandor’s mission to preserve and advance film culture by making important and often rare films available to wider audiences.


Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Starring:  Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Peter Berling

Spanish conquistadores disappear into the jungle without a trace while searching for the legendary El Dorado.

Nosferatu, the Vampyre (1978)

Starring:  Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani

An homage to F.W. Murnau’s silent classic, this richly-drawn version of the Dracula tale is one of Herzog's most beautiful and haunting films.

*Fandor is hosting a special screening at Cinefamily in Los Angeles of NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE 

Woyzeck (1979)

Starring:  Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes

The powerful story of the poor soldier, Woyzeck, who is driven to madness and murder by the social conditions in which he lives.  Based on the stage play by Georg Büchner.

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Starring:  Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Peter Berling 

An opera aficionado’s determination to build an opera house in Peru leads to an ambitious effort to pull a boat over a mountain.

Cobra Verde (1987)

Starring: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile, Peter Berling 

Based on the best-selling novel "The Viceroy of Ouidah" by Bruce Chatwin, Cobra Verde tells the fascinating story of Francisco Manoel da Silva.

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Starring:  Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Peter Berling 

An opera aficionado’s determination to build an opera house in Peru leads to an ambitious effort to pull a boat over a mountain. 


May 20 - Lessons of Darkness (1992)

An apocalyptic vision of the oil well fires in Kuwait after the Gulf War as a whole world burst into flames. 

May 27 - Stroszek (1976)

Starring:  Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Burkhard Driest, Prinz von Homburg 

The story of a man for whom there is no place in society and his attempts to find freedom and fortune in America.

June 3 - Fata Morgana (1970)

Fata Morgana (“Mirage”) is a science-fiction elegy of dead or demented colonialism in the Sahara.   

June 10 - The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1974)

Starring:  Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira

A mysterious foundling emerges from a dark cellar where he has spent his youth and, as if he had arrived from another planet, he has no concept of this world.  Based on a true story. 

June 17 - Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Featuring:  Fini Straubinger

The heroine of this documentary is a blind and deaf woman whose job is to help others similarly afflicted.

June 24 - Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

Starring:  Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett, Norman Keye 

In a desolate stretch of earth somewhere in the heart of Australia, a group of tribal Aborigines struggle to defend a sacred site against the bulldozers of a mining company.

July 1 - Heart of Glass (1976)

Starring:  Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, Clemens Scheitz, Volker Prechtel 

A figure has apocalyptic visions and foresees destruction and collective madness.

July 8 - Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)

Directed by Werner Herzog and Denis Reichle

A documentary film about child soldiers tragically caught up in the Miskito Indian resistance of Nicaragua.

July 15 - Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

A documentary about the extraordinary capture and escape of the German/U.S. pilot Dieter Dengler in Laos. 

July 22 - Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

Starring:  Helmut Döring, Gerd Gickel, Erna Gschwendtner 

Werner Herzog’s bleak vision of rebellion and the resulting mayhem in an institution.

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