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DVD Edition

New DVD Edition III

26 films – 13 DVD
Remastered with subtitles in 10 different languages

BONUS 1: 4 films about Werner Herzog
Including part 1 of "I am my films" (1976-78)
by Christian Weisenborn and a portrait by Peter Buchka

BONUS 2: "I am my films", part II, 30 years later
Christian Weisenborn in discussion with Werner Herzog
about his documentary work of the past 30 years, DVD 97 min.



The documentary work by Werner Herzog between 1962 and 2005

This new mastered DVD Box Set contains 22 documentaries and shorts by Werner Herzog from the period 1962 till 2005. The Box Set is produced by Werner Herzog Film, supervised by producer Lucki Stipetic. The edition also offers four documentaries by other filmmakers about Werner Herzog and his work. Almost all of the films in this Box Set are remastered from the original negatives in the finest quality available. All films contain optional subtitles in 10 different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Turkish

A new Documentary on Werner Herzog by Christian Weisenborn

Christian Weisenborn and Werner Herzog know each other for more than 40 years. Weisenborn's first film on Werner Herzog titled "I am my films" (1976-78) covers Herzog's beginning as a filmmaker. The new film is a sequel titled "I am my films, part 2 (30 years later)" in which Weisenborn talks about Werner Herzog as a documentarian of the past 30 years.

The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
The White Diamond (2004)
Wings of Hope (1999)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Gesualdo (1995)
Bells from the Deep (1993)
Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Echoes from a Sombre Empire (1990)
Wodaabe - Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)
Ballade of the Little Soldier (1984)
Gasherbrum - The Dark Glow of the Mountain (1984)
God´s Angry Man (1980)
Huie´s Sermon (1980)
La Soufrière (1977)
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1973)
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Fata Morgana (1970)
Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)
Last Words (1967)
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreutz (1966)
Herakles (1962)


I am my Films - part 2 (2010)
Bis ans Ende und dann noch weiter (1989)
Werner Herzog, Filmmaker (1986)
I am my Films - part 1 (1976-78)

Werner Herzog is jumping right back in the narrative-feature saddle for his next film, a romantic thriller called "Salt and Fire" set amid a global catastrophe. Veronica Ferres plays a scientist up against the head of a major corporation responsible for an ecological disaster in South America. When warnings of a remote supervolcano bode global doom, they must team up to save the world—in spite of their ideological differences. Herzog penned the script and will produce alongside "Queen of the Desert" cohort Michael Benaroya, and Nina Maag of Construction Film and Pablo Cruz of Canana Films. The producers plan to shoot "Salt and Fire," currently heating up sales interest for International Film Trust, beginning April 2015 on the Bolivian salt flats, as Herzogian as any a vast landscape.


(Working title)


Genre: Thriller
Director: Werner Herzog
Written by: Werner Herzog - Based on a novel by Tom Bissell
Cast: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal, Volker Michalowski, Anita Briem
Producers: Construction Film, Skellig Rock, Benaroya Pictures
Co-Producers: ZDF, Arte France Cinema

Cast: Nicole Kidman (Gertrude Bell), James Franco (Henry Cadogan), Damian Lewis (Charles D.- Wylie), Robert Pattinson (Colonel Lawrence)

The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust through her pluck and respect. Predestined to be a mediator between the Orient and the British Empire, she contributes to defining the new borders in the region after the First World War. And then love enters her life once again.



English, 128 min, USA 2015

Director: Werner Herzog
Director of Photography: Peter Zeitlinger
Editor: Joe Bini
Music: Klaus Badelt
Sound Design: Laurent Kossayan
Production Design: Ulrich Bergfelder
Costume Design: Michele Clapton
Make Up: Alessandr Bertolazzi, Casting Beth Charkham, Shannon Makhaninan
Production Manager: Hamid Herraf
Producers: Nick Raslan, Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes

Palmyra Films, Los Angeles, USA, nraslan@gmail.com
Benaroya Pictures, Los Angeles, USA, +1 323 8830056, general@benaroyapics.com

Sierra / Affinity, Beverly Hills, USA, +1 424 2531060, info@sierra-affinity.com

September 15, 2015


Kinostart Deutschland / Österreich / Schweiz am 3. Septebmer 2015

Vor allem in jüngerer Vergangenheit hat sich Regie-Veteran Werner Herzog auf Dokumentarfilme spezialisiert. Mit Queen of the Desert kehrt er jedoch zum narrativen Kino zurück und erzählt die Geschichte von Gertrude Bell, der weiblichen "Lawrence von Arabien". Die Britin Bell war vor allem ab dem Ersten Weltkrieg eine wichtige Figur in der Weltpolitik: Ihre Forschungsreisen durch den Nahen Osten trugen einen essentiellen Teil zu der politischen Neuordnung der Region sowie der Gründung des Iraks bei.

Queen of the Desert beeindruckt schon auf dem Papier mit einem überaus prominenten Cast: Nicole Kidman spielt die Wüstenkönigin Gertrude Bell, an ihrer Seite befinden sich James Franco und Damian Lewis sowie Robert Pattinson, der Thomas Edward Lawrence spielt und damit in die Fußstapfen von Schauspiellegende Peter O'Toole tritt.


Short Biography

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (NOSFERATU, 1978), FITZCARRALDO (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (LESSONS OF DARKNESS, 1992), LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY (1997), Mein liebster Feind (MY BEST FIEND, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2000), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.


Complete Works

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Films by Werner Herzog

Here you find information on more than 60 films by Werner Herzog, his complete oeuvre till today. The titles are listed in chronological order. The list is linked with detailed information for each title such as cast, crew or short synopsis. You can also find links to the photogallery of this particular film or to our online shop if you want to purchase the DVD or some images.

There are many films made on Werner Herzog, his work and his life. Some of them have been produced with Werner Herzog's participation or guidance. In this section you will find the two films by Christian Weisenborn "I Am My Films" of 1976 and the follow up "I Am My Films Part II" of 2010 as well as the famous documentaries "Burden of Dreams" and "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" by Les Blank.

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Original Photos

In this section you will find more than 600 images, film stills as well as working photos, in high resolution quality and metadata. The images are provided by our archive, the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin.

You also have the chance to view a smaller selection of stills of each film, offered for purchase against a minor contribution for private use in our shop.


On Werner Herzog

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