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Little Dieter Needs To Fly

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As a young boy, Dieter Dengler watched as Allied planes destroyed his village. From that instant, he knew that he wanted to fly. So at 18, he moved to America, enlisted in the Navy, and was promptly shipped off to Vietnam. During one of his first missions, however, Dengler was shot down over Laos and taken prisoner. Despite torture and starvation-at one point he weighed 85 pounds-he escaped, and after a harrowing journey through the jungle on foot, returned home. Today, even comfort and success cannot dispel the demons of his past. In this remarkable, award- winning documentary, director Werner Herzog returns to the jungle with Dengler, to tell an incredible tale of courage and survival against impossible odds.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 204026477
UPC 013131520699
UPC 14 00013131520699
Format DVD
Release Date 3/27/2007
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Bale,Christian
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Cast & Crew
Andre Singer - Executive Producer
Dieter Dengler - Featuring
Eugene Deatrick - Featuring
Joe Bini, et. al. - Editor
Lucki Stipetic - Producer
Peter Zeitlinger - Cinematographer
Werner Herzog - Narrated By
Werner Herzog - Director
Werner Herzog - Writer
Nominee (1999) Emmy, Werner Herzog, et. al., Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Werner Herzog's "Little Dieter Needs to Fly'' lets Dieter tell his own story, which he does in rushed but vivid English, as if fearful there will not be time enough if he doesn't speak fast. As he talks, Herzog puts him in locations: His American home, his German village of Wildberg, and then the same Laotian jungles where he was shot down...Herzog starts with a balding middle-aged man driving down a country lane in a convertible, and listens, questions and shapes, until the life experience of Dieter Dengler becomes unforgettable. What an astonishing man! we think. But if we were to sit next to him on a plane, we might tell him we had seen his movie, and make a polite comment about it, and go back to our magazine. It takes art to transform someone else's experience into our own.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Bale,Christian
Label Video Treasures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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San Francisco Examiner Extraordinary.

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