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Wings of Hope (2000)

Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (original title)
Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.

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Werner Herzog
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Werner Herzog ... Self
Juliane Koepcke Juliane Koepcke ... Self
Juan Zaplana Ramirez Juan Zaplana Ramirez ... Self (as Dr. Juan Zaplana Ramirez)
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Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1972. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle. Written by John Hostage

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Werner Herzog was supposed to be on the same flight as Juliane. He was bumped from the flight at the last minute. See more »

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Herzog at his most Haunting
4 September 2013 | by mr-jack-calvertSee all my reviews

I've been an unrepentant fan of Werner Herzog ever since I saw him ranting in his German accent about the vileness and fornication of the jungle in "Burden of Dreams," Les Blank's 1982 documentary about the making of "Fitzcarraldo." Since then, I've seen most all of Herzog's films. There is something sublime, perverse, and almost autistically innocent about Herzog; even when he fudges things--which he frequently does--there is still a kind of oblique honesty about it, because he knows that we know what he's up to, yet he never doubts that we'll understand. I think it's okay for a documentary to have a point of view, and with "Wings of Hope," Herzog, as usual, exercises the prerogative to its fullest. But that's alright, he's Herzog. There will never be another.


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1 February 2000 (Germany) See more »

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