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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
1,242
Favs
193
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
15.5% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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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. 8 years 11 months ago
  2. Kinchski's avatar

    Kinchski

    An Apocalyptic nature documentary, a deep space adventurer's video journal, the transformation of the world into a mythic opera wherein we witness the creation, not of Heaven on Earth, but Hell.

    Pretty durn neat!
    9 years 1 month ago
  3. 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). 5 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #47 in BFI's 100 Documentary Films
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  2. This movie ranks #47 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  3. This movie ranks #102 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Non-Fiction Films
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  5. This movie ranks #835 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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