A comprehensive portrait of one of the most iconic filmmakers of our time. From the epic visions of his early feature films – Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) and Fitzcarraldo (1983) – to his unique documentaries – Grizzly Man (2005) and Encounters at the End of the World (2007) – Herzog has carved a unique place in world cinema.
He is a filmmaker who walked across Europe with a film print, he has shot movies in South American rainforests, the Antarctic wilderness, and the burning oil fields of Kuwait. He was shot while doing an interview, he’s appeared in The Simpsons, Rick and Morty and even acted in The Mandalorian. He jumped into a field of cacti on the daring of dwarves and after losing a bet with Errol Morris he even ate his own shoe.
In Radical Dreamer, the director discusses his life and filmmaking processes, opening up for the camera and revealing something of the man behind some of the greatest films of the last sixty years.
With contributions from Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, Chloe Zhao, Wim Wenders and Patti Smith, Radical Dreamer is essential viewing for anyone with a love for film, art or adventure.DocumentaryPT1H42MUnclassified 15+