The story of a solitary man who refuses to leave a Greek island (at one time a leper colony) is told by a strange variety of characters who don't have much to say except to repeat their ... See full summary »
A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying... See full summary »
Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »
The film features several horse trainers and other track workers talking about their roles at the track, always eventually interrupted by an older man who claims to be the true authority, ... See full summary »
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »
The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert area covered with ant hills prior to a possible uranium extraction. His work is ... See full summary »
The documentary follows Gene Scott, famous televangelist involved with constant fights against FCC, who tried to shut down his TV show during the 1970's and 1980's, and even Scott arguments... See full summary »
Its ten minutes of muscle men pumping iron and flexing while Jazz music plays. Every now and then a title asks if this Hercules will perform one of the labors and we then cut to what that might mean in the modern day.
A curious beginning to Herzog's career. Considering the other films that the director has produced it seems very much out of place, although his use of music is very much in evidence. Its not much of anything mostly because it doesn't have time to be much of anything. I don't know if its really worth bothering with unless you're a fan of the directors work or manage to see it in conjunction to other early Herzog films (his website is selling his shorts collected)
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?