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Werner Herzog West Germany, 1968

dionysus67's rating of the film Signs of Life

One of Herzog's many masterpieces. Shot in Crete and Kos it depicts in stunning b/w the gradual descent of German soldiers to madness as they are overtaken by the scorching sun and the bizarre visions that emerge in the Greek mainland. (The scene with the thousand windmills is almost hallucinatory.) Excellent soundtrack by S.Xarhakos, this one could not be a better debut for a world-class auteur! Just brilliant!