Rescue Dawn

USA, Luxembourg, 2006, 126 min, 16+
director and script Werner Herzog
producers Steve Marlton, Elton Brand, Harry Knapp
director of photography Peter Zeitlinger
music Klaus Badelt, Ernst Reijseger
designers Arin Pinijvararak, Annie Dunn
editing Joe Bini
In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards.
Director, winner of the world's most prestigious film awards, including two prizes of the Cannes Film Festival (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Fitzcarraldo), two awards of the Venice Film Festival (The Wild Blue Yonder, Bad Lieutenant), Silver Bear of the Berlin Film Festival (Signs of Life), an Oscar nomination (Encounters on the Edge of the World). He has won the European Film Academy's life achievement award. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Fitzcarraldo, The Wild Blue Yonder, Bad Lieutenant, Encounters on the Edge of the World, Aguirre Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Woyzeck, Where the Green Ants Dream, Scream of Stone, My Best Fiend Klaus Kinski, Grizzly Man, My Son My Son What Have Ye Done all became classics.

Werner Herzog