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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 19 August 2016 (USA)
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.


Werner Herzog


Werner Herzog
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Herzog ... Self - Interviewer and Narrator (voice)
Leonard Kleinrock ... Self - Computer Scientist
Bob Kahn Bob Kahn ... Self - Electrical Engineer, Co-Inventor of the TCP-IP Protocols
Danny Hillis Danny Hillis ... Self - Author of 'The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work'
Ted Nelson Ted Nelson ... Self - Internet Pioneer
Adrien Treuille Adrien Treuille ... Self - Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
Sebastian Thrun Sebastian Thrun ... Self - Computer Scientist, Stanford University
Raj Rajkumar Raj Rajkumar ... Self - Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Joydeep Biswas Joydeep Biswas ... Self - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lesli Catsouras Lesli Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Christos Catsouras Christos Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Christina Catsouras Christina Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Danielle Catsouras Danielle Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Kira Catsouras Kira Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Felix James Lockman Felix James Lockman ... Self - Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (as Jay Lockman)


Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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The virtual evolution of humankind See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Werner Herzog says he told the Catsouras family to look back at him when they finished their comments, to create a very mysterious image as all the eyes look in one direction. See more »


Professor Leonard Kleinrock: [Recalling the first internet message] Now, what was that first message? Many people don't know this.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: All we wanted to do was log in from our computer to a computer 400 miles to the north up at Stanford Research Institute.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: To log in, you have to type "L O G" and that machine was smart enough to type the "I N".
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: To make sure this was happening properly, we had our programmer and the programmer up north connected by a telephone handset, just to make sure it was going correctly.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: So Charlie typed the "L"
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A Different Look at the Future
4 January 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

My expectation was that this film would explore the development of the Internet and a bit about how it works and has expanded. To an extent, this is accurate. We get a look at the birthplace of the Internet, and we see plenty of stories about the world of computing, especially hacking (both from cyber threats and from trophy-hunters like Kevin Mitnick).

But we go way beyond that. I am disappointed that we don't explore the Internet more, but Herzog makes up for this by exploring other loosely connected ideas. Space travel to Mars, for one. He also talks with people who have an intense sensitivity to electro-magnetic fields. The most bizarre segment involves a family who was apparently attacked over the death of their daughter. Herzog makes the family look a bit crazy, and this isn't helped by the mother's claim that the Internet is the Anti-Christ, a view that clearly demonstrates she is mentally unstable.

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Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,273, 21 August 2016

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1.78 : 1
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