Encounters at the End of the World
Anywhere in Werner Herzog makes a very interesting place, partly because the director shape his eye clearly sardonic. In Encounters at the End of the World, “Zog goes to Antarctica, finding there a population of unusual people, the amazing underwater life, and penguins. He does not appear on camera, but Herzog’s unmistakable voice is largely Teutonic with us all the time, a disastrous tour guide for this destination blank. In human outposts in Antarctica, Herzog is the kind of people are expected to gravitate to the edge of existence, the curious, the eccentric, the vagabonds who have come from other places to explore. It is with some deadpan hilarity, especially in the mock filming of a communication that includes people who practice the storm conditions (using buckets on their heads, while stringing). Underwater photography (a realm previously explored in The Wild Blue Yonder Herzog) is by Henry Kaiser, and fit in perfectly with the director’s interest in foreign eyes landscapes. And when he finally does find penguins Herzog, your imagination is the idea that some penguins go crazy, running out on their own e-suicide. This is not how to stop a film like Grizzly Man, but it is an entertaining journey enriched with quirky observations.
Encounters at the End of the World,