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About the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls... See full summary »

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Graham Dorrington ...
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Dieter Plage ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Götz Dieter Plage)
Adrian de Schryver ...
Himself (archive footage)
Annette Scheurich ...
Herself
Marc Anthony Yhap ...
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Michael Wilk ...
Himself (as Dr. Michael Wilk)
Anthony Melville ...
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Jan-Peter Meewes ...
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Jason Gibson ...
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About the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana, hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the tree-tops. But this logistic effort will not be without risk. Twelve years ago, a similar expedition into the unique habitat of the canopy ended in disaster when Dorrington's friend Dieter Plage fell to his death. With the expedition is Werner Herzog, setting out now with a new prototype of the airship into the Lost World of the pristine rain forest of this little explored area of the world, to record and tell this unique story. Written by Herzog, Rudolph

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Marc Anthony Yhap: It's beautiful up there. Flying around. I should've had my rooster here with me for the world to see. His name is Red. He has five wives, five hens. So, I get five eggs every morning. Yeah, my rooster's good.
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Certainly not a masterpiece.
20 February 2012 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Werzog has made some good documentaries, I will not deny him that, but I couldn't help but feel that this film was just poorly made, and totally uninspiring (contrary to what people seem to think of it. The main protagonist (Graham Dorrington) is just unbearable to watch. Awkward, unprofessional and really annoying. Werzog is trying too hard to turn this into an inspiring, deep story, but fails on both fronts. The narration is bad (and often pointless), the story is actually quite boring, often lacked direction (the main focus of the film swerves from Graham Dorrington to Marc Anthony somewhere in the middle) and I had no interest by the time the film finished.

I am so tired of people worshipping directors/filmmakers unconditionally based on one (or a few) good films. Werzog IS a good documentary film-maker, but that does not make this good.

3/10


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