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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.


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


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