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Adam Hollingworth casts a satirical eye over Werner Herzog's Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life...

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a place called Bavaria. And in Bavaria, there was born many moons ago a strange boy called Werner Herzog.

You may ask yourself why Werner Herzog was such a strange boy. Well, there were in fact many things about little Werner that set him aside from the other boys in Bavaria. First, there was his voice: a lilting, soothing and hypnotic emitter of dulcet tones that could induce even the jolliest individual into a sudden, dreadful depression. Next, there was his mind, a mind so warped that it stretched into the darkest recesses of the mortal world…but more on this later. Finally, there were his eyes: black, soulless, vacant beady eyes that, one supposed, had »

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