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Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Little Dieter Needs to Fly
  • 1997
  • Germany/UK/France
  • 80 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Written by: Werner Herzog
  • Language: English, German

Extraordinary documentary focussing on German immigrant, Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war Dieter Dengler as he narrates his sufferings and offers up his tips for survival. Herzog contrasts Dengler's narration with Vietnam-era military training videos, managing to capture the experience of war in all its solemn strangeness.

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