Put to the test : Matter and Memory

Lessons of darkness

Lektionen in Finsternis

Werner Herzog

1992
Germany / United Kingdom / France
50'
Documentary
Col.
German with french subtitles

An apocalyptic vision featuring the oilwell fires in Kuwait after the Gulf-War, as a whole world burst into flames. This film is stylized as science fiction, as there is not a single shot in which you can recognize our planet.

Screenplay
Werner Herzog
Photography
Paul Berriff, Rainer Klausmann
Sound
John Pearson
Music
Arvo Part
Editing
Rainer Standke
Production
Canal +, Premiere, Werner Herzog Film produktion

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