Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Documentary • 1997 • 1 hr 20 min
Herzog dramatised this story in Rescue Dawn. Interesting films to watch together.
Competent bio-pic of German-born American fighter pilot in Vietnam War but you should see 'Rescue Dawn' first.
classic herzog, but with the ecstatic truth set aside - thoroughly engaging from beginning to end
Interesting story and interesting how it is framed. You’ll fall in love with Dieter
A powerful and amazing story that you won't believe is true.
Herzog’s documentaries really shine when he finds a subject just as compelling as his own passion. This is one of those times.
Truly incredible story
Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they join his neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin.
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