Lessons of Darkness

Lessons Of Darkness

1992 ‧ Sci-fi/War ‧ 54 mins

  • Initial release
    New York
  • Director
    Werner Herzog
  • Screenplay
    Werner Herzog
  • Music composed by
    Arvo Pärt
  • Cast
    Werner Herzog
  • Cinematography
    Paul Berriff
  • -
    Rainer Klausmann
  • -
    Simon Werry
Lessons of Darkness Profiles
  • About

    Retreating from Kuwait after the first Gulf War, the Iraqi army sets fire to the country's oil fields. In this documentary, filmmaker Werner Herzog films the raging flames while narrating from the perspective of a confused alien visitor, musing on the strangeness of the landscape. As the fires burn, helicopter shots display the extent of the damage. On the ground, firefighters do their best to control things, while Kuwaiti women recount atrocities perpetrated by the Iraqis. …

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    Lessons of Darkness - 1992 ‧ Sci-fi/War ‧ 54 mins
    Lessons of Darkness - 1992 ‧ Sci-fi/War ‧ 54 mins
    Lessons of Darkness - 1992 ‧ Sci-fi/War ‧ 54 mins
    Lessons of Darkness - 1992 ‧ Sci-fi/War ‧ 54 mins
    Lessons of Darkness - 1992 ‧ Sci-fi/War ‧ 54 mins
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