Portrait Werner Herzog (1986)

is an autobiographical short film by Werner Herzog made in 1986. Herzog tells stories about his life and career. The film contains excerpts and commentary on several Herzog films, including Signs of Life, Heart of Glass, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner, Fitzcarraldo, and the Les Blank documentary Burden of Dreams. Notable is footage of a conversation between Herzog and his mentor Lotte Eisner, a photographer. In another section, he talks with mountaineer Reinhold Messner, in which they discuss a potential film project in the Himalayas to star Klaus Kinski.

Directing:
  • Werner Herzog

Writing:
  • Werner Herzog

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-03-27
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  • Country: DE
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 28
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
Himself
Reinhold Messner
Reinhold Mess...
Himself
Lotte Eisner
Lotte Eisner
Herself
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
archive footage
Jason Robards
Jason Robards
archive footage
Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski
archive footage
Paul Hittscher
Paul Hittsche...
archive footage
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