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Portrait Werner Herzog

  • 9 10
  • 1986
  • Nonemin
Portrait Werner Herzog

is an autobiographical short film by Werner Herzog made in 1986. Herzog tells stories about his life and career. The film contains excerpts and commentary on several Herzog films, including Signs of Life, Heart of Glass, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner, Fitzcarraldo, and the Les Blank documentary Burden of Dreams. Notable is footage of a conversation between Herzog and his mentor Lotte Eisner, a photographer. In another section, he talks with mountaineer Reinhold Messner, in which they discuss a potential film project in the Himalayas to star Klaus Kinski.

Portrait Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog Writer, Director
Popol Vuh
Popol Vuh Original Music Composer
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein Director of photography
Lotte Eisner
Lotte Eisner Herself
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger Archive footage
Jason Robards
Jason Robards Archive footage
Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski Archive footage
Paul Hittscher
Paul Hittscher Archive footage
Thomas Mauch
Thomas Mauch Archive footage
Beat Presser
Beat Presser Archive footage
Walter Saxer
Walter Saxer Himself (archive footage)
Franz Josef Strauß
Franz Josef Strauß Himself - Oktoberfest

Production Companies

Werner Herzog Filmproduktion