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Werner Herzog on the Story Behind 'Rescue Dawn'

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Werner Herzog on the Story Behind 'Rescue Dawn'

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Werner Herzog on the Story Behind 'Rescue Dawn'

Werner Herzog on the Story Behind 'Rescue Dawn'

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Rescue Dawn is Werner Herzog's first Hollywood feature; it's a dramatic retelling of the story he told in his 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly. His other films include Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Heart of Glass, Fitzcarraldo, and Nosferatu. This interview first aired on Oct. 27, 1998.