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A.k.a.
Lessons of Darkness
Year
1992
Runtime
54 min.
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
War, Documentary
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
3,785
Checks
1,118
Favs
179
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
16.0% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
30:1
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Wow. An instant favourite. Herzog is always brilliant, but this one is something special. Dealing with apocalyptic images in his own idiosyncratic way - every image is beautiful, bizarre and terrible - he transforms what most film-makers would style as a straight documentary into a mesmeric piece of science fiction. Extraordinary footage, constructed with the artists eye. Easily one of Herzog's best in a career filled with wonders. 6 years 11 months ago
  2. John Milton's avatar

    John Milton

    I agree, absolutely magnificent. The gorgeous, strangely otherworldly cinematography and music work fantastically together in instilling these images into ones brain. 9/10 and my best older movie discovery of 2015 thus far (followed by Umberto D. and Persepolis). 2 years 11 months ago
  3. Gershwin's avatar

    Gershwin

    This is so great. Instant favourite indeed! 5 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #47 in 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  2. This movie ranks #47 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  3. This movie ranks #102 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
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  4. This movie ranks #112 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  5. This movie ranks #147 in Doubling the Canon
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