LESSONS OF DARKNESS

Werner Herzog, Germany, 1992, Shout! Factory, Docs

“An evocation of hell on earth… with an epic, elegiac musical backdrop.” - TimeOut

Herzog’s gripping documentary shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames. In contrast to most docs — especially ones tackling the destruction of the planet — there are no comments and few interviews. The hell itself is presented to the viewer in such beautiful sights and sweeping music that one becomes almost entranced by it, and nearly forgets that the burning horizon is the possible harbinger of an apocalypse…

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Details

  • 54 min
  • Color
  • 1.66:1

Formats

  • DCP

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