Portrait Werner Herzog


Portrait Werner Herzog

Infobox Film
name = Portrait Werner Herzog


caption = Herzog with Lotte Eisner in "Portrait Werner Herzog"
director = Werner Herzog
producer =
writer = Werner Herzog
narrator = Werner Herzog
starring = Werner Herzog
Reinhold Messner
Lotte Eisner
music =
cinematography = Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
editing = Maximiliane Mainka
distributor =
released =
runtime = 38 min.
country = FRG
language = German
English
budget =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id =0796829

"Portrait Werner Herzog" ( _de. Werner Herzog Filmemacher) is an autobiographical short film by Werner Herzog made in 1986. Herzog tells stories about his life and career.

The flim 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, and a discussion between Herzog and mountaineer Reinhold Messner, in which a future film project in the Himalayas involving Klaus Kinski is discussed.


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