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Heart of Glass

Herz aus Glas

Directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany, 1976


In a period of transition from an ancient to a modern era, the prophet Hias, who sees future images of the forthcoming end of the world, foretells the people of a forest town in Bavaria of a fire in the glass blowing factory, source of prosperity for the whole town.

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Heart of Glass Directed by Werner Herzog

Critics reviews

Like much of Herzog’s work, it can be read literally, in this case as a somber exploration of the madness and desperation of a people deprived of their economic livelihood, or it can be taken as a kind of poker-faced joke where the actors are being mocked for their preposterous earnestness and we are being mocked for taking them seriously. Like much of Herzog’s work, it works fine either way.
April 26, 2013
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