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Werner Herzog’s ‘The Fire Within’ Pre-Sold to France, Germany, U.K., Scandinavia (Exclusive)

Feature documentary “The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft,” directed by German filmmaker Werner Herzog and distributed by Abacus Media Rights, has been acquired by Arte for France and Germany.In addition, ahead of its official launch at MipTV in Cannes, Amr has pre-sold the feature, about French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft, […]

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‘Fireball’: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Make a Dynamic Doc Duo

We all know how charming Werner Herzog can be. Since he first narrated his 1974 documentary “The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner,” he has learned to put himself as a character in his films behind the camera, as probing questioner and witty commentator. More recently this led to acting jobs, including The Client in Season […]

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Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

In his latest science documentary, the film-maker considers the cataclysmic threat from space that’s as real now as it was when the dinosaurs died outIn 2007, Werner Herzog made a movie about Antarctica called Encounters at the End of the World where he met the Cambridge University geographer and seismologist Clive Oppenheimer. The resulting partnership […]

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‘Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds’ Review: Werner Herzog’s Meteor Mystery Tour

Werner Herzog has always thirsted for the uncanny. It’s there in the primal awe he imparted to a grizzly bear in “Grizzly Man,” the cracked rapture of Klaus Kinski’s glowering megalomaniacal conquistador in “Aguirre, the Wrath of God,” and the mysteriously intoxicating natural ice-sculpture formations of “Encounters at the End of the World.”In his new […]

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