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Lessons of Darkness

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Original title
Lektionen in Finsternis (Lessons of Darkness)
Running time
52 min.
Germany Germany
Werner Herzog
Edvard Grieg, Arvo Pärt, Gustav Mahler, Sergei Prokofiev, Franz Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner
Paul Berriff, Rainer Klausmann
Co-production Germany-France-United Kingdom; Canal+
Documentary. Sci-Fi. War | Half-length Film. Gulf War
Synopsis / Plot
This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames. In contrast to the common documentary film there are no comments and few interviews. What must have been the hell itself is presented to the viewer in such beautiful sights and beautiful music that one has to be fascinated by it. The German title translates 'lessons in darkness'.
Critics' reviews
  • ""Herzog [has directed] some of the most fascinating features of the last 30 years, and some of the best documentaries."
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