Ratings

TMDB Rating 7.7
IMDB Rating 8.1
RottenTomatoes Rating 93%

Financials

Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line: In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Dec 1, 1997

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Run Time: 1h 20m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: France , Germany , United Kingdom

Production Companies: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion , ZDF


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Synopsis

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?


Main Cast

Dieter Dengler

Dieter Dengler

Himself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog

Himself / Narrator

Age : 77 | Popularity : 20%

Eugene Deatrick

Eugene Deatrick

Himself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Editing Editor
Glen Scantlebury
Glen Scantlebury
Joe Bini
Joe Bini
Rainer Standke
Rainer Standke
Directing Director
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
Writing Writer
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
Camera Director of Photography
Peter Zeitlinger
Peter Zeitlinger
Production Executive Producer
André Singer
André Singer
Producer
Lucki Stipetić
Lucki Stipetić
Department Role Name

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