THE WHITE DIAMOND
Hazardous voyage of a jungle airship...
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.
a symphony of pristine images
Film of the Year.
-NEW YORK TIMES
an inexpressibly beautiful and moving film
a myth regained
an intoxicating dream of a film that speaks to the daydreamer in all of us
- TV GUIDE.COM
engaging characters imbue the pic with depth and emotional appeal