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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World
  • 2007
  • US
  • 99 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Written by: Werner Herzog
  • Cast: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov
  • Website: encountersfilm.com

Extraordinary, Oscar-nominated documentary about the life and landscape around the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station. A highly idiosyncratic take on an already pretty out there subject, Herzog deftly interviews scientists, technicians, plumbers and truck drivers about their experiences, profound, sublime and ridiculous. Never less than astonishing, generally illuminating, more often than not hilarious and occasionally sobering.

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Encounters at the End of the World

16 Apr 20094 stars

(U) 99min At the outset of his extraordinary, Oscar-nominated documentary about the life and landscape around the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, director Werner Herzog announces that this is not a film about fluffy penguins. Sure enough…

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