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Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Truths
1,484 Ratings

Lessons of Darkness

Lektionen in Finsternis

Directed by Werner Herzog
Germany, France, 1992
Documentary, War
  • English, German
  • English, French
Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Truths


Perhaps be the greatest, most beautiful anti-war film ever made, and yet, there are no substantial images of war making, just post-war horror and aftermath. With elongated elegies of aerial shots, it transcends current affairs and factual programming. This is the universal war.

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One of Werner Herzog’s most daring, unforgettable documentaries. Few words. Few interviews. Just sound and vision, emerging from the Gulf War’s wreckage with a look at hell-on-earth too unreal to exist—but it did. One of his best.

Lessons of Darkness Directed by Werner Herzog

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