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4.2
962 Ratings

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Directed by Werner Herzog
United Kingdom, 1997
Documentary

Synopsis

This is the unbelievable true story of Dieter Dengler, who fulfilled his life dream of becoming a fighter pilot—a dream which was shattered only a few days into his first tour of duty in the Vietnam War, when he was shot down over Laos…

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Little Dieter Needs to Fly Directed by Werner Herzog

Awards & Festivals

San Francisco International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Television - History (Golden Spire)

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1999 | 3rd place: Best Non-Fiction Film

International Documentary Association

1998 | Winner: Feature Documentaries

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

1997 | Winner: Special Jury Award

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