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Land of Silence and Darkness

Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit

Directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany, 1971
Documentary
  • German
  • English, French
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Synopsis

A portrait of 56-year-old Fini Straubinger, who has been blind and deaf since she was young. Moving and intense, Land of Silence and Darkness is widely considered one of Werner Herzog’s greatest documentaries.

Our take

“If a world war were to break out now, I wouldn’t even notice.” Focusing on the life of a woman who lost both her sight and her hearing, this is one of Werner Herzog’s most masterful docs, an exploration of human frailty and resilience that takes documentary form to deeply poetic heights.

Land of Silence and Darkness Directed by Werner Herzog

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