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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has... See more »

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Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog ... ()

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Paul Berriff ... producer
Werner Herzog ... producer
Lucki Stipetic ... producer

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Paul Berriff
Rainer Klausmann

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Rainer Standke

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John Pearson ... sound recordist

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Steve Brooke Smith ... assistant camera
Simon Werry ... aerial camera operator

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Jerry Grayson ... aerial helicopter pilot

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Also Known As
  • Leçons de ténèbres (France)
  • Lessons of Darkness (World-wide, English title)
  • Lessons of Darkness (United States)
  • Уроки темноты (Russia)
  • Lekcje ciemnosci (Poland)
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Trivia Director Werner Herzog cheerfully admitted that the quote at the beginning of the film, allegedly by Pascal, was completely made up and falsely attributed to give it more weight. See more »
Goofs In an aerial shot, the shadow of the camera's helicopter is visible (about 10 minutes, 8 seconds into the film). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #7.3 (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 (Death of Aase) See more »
Quotes Narrator: This was once a forest before it was covered with oil. Everything that looks like water is in actuality oil. Ponds and lakes are spread out all over the land. The oil is treacherous because it reflects the sky. The oil is trying to disguise itself as water.
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