An incredible tale of courage and survival against impossible odds. The man's name is Dieter Dangler. He was born in the Black Forest of Germany. As a child, he watched his village destroyed by American warplanes, and one flew so close to his attic window that for a split second he made eye contact with the pilot flashing past. At that moment, Dieter Dengler knew that he needed to fly.
Seeing this presented by Herzog at a college lecture it was clear that it made a lot of the audience uncomfortable in its depiction of violence and political aggression. Read morePublished on April 8 2003 by Rex Charles Baker
Like all Herzog work, a beautifully filmed and thought provoking film. The director has uncanny ability to find the unusal and marginal in human experience and make it our own. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2003 by wotan
This is one of the most powerful films one will ever see, period.
It is one of Herzog's best and the fact that everything in it is true is all the more inspiring and sad. Read more