Hazardous voyage of a jungle airship...

Rudolph Herzog-Wed, 09/16/2009 - 16:23-1

Directed by Werner Herzog
Camera: Henning Brümmer and Klaus Scheurich
Original Storyline: Rudolph Herzog and Annette Scheurich
Producer: Marco Polo Film AG for NDR and BBC
Executive Producer: Rudolph Herzog and Klaus Scheurich
Music: Ernst Reijseger
Editor: Joe Bini


Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana, hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the tree tops. But this logistic effort will not be without risk. Twelve years ago, a similar expedition into the unique habitat of the canopy ended in disaster when Dorrington's friend Dieter Plage fell to his death.

With the expedition is Werner Herzog, setting out now with a new prototype of the airship into the Lost World of the pristine rain forest of this little explored area of the world, to record and tell this unique story in an extraordinary, feature-documentary - voted Film of the Year by TIME.

Press quotes: 

a symphony of pristine images
Film of the Year.

 gloriously quixotic

an inexpressibly beautiful and moving film

a myth regained

an intoxicating dream of a film that speaks to the daydreamer in all of us

engaging characters imbue the pic with depth and emotional appeal