Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Dir: Werner Herzog
Germany/UK/France, 1997, English, 80min, DCP
Mesmerized by a split-second eye contact with the pilot who bombed his German village, little Dieter knew that he needed to fly. Now in his 50s, he was taken back into his memories – enlisted in the American Navy, he flew missions over the Laotian jungles where he was shot down, imprisoned, tortured, and narrowly escaped. In a documentary mixed with fabricated scenes and statements, Herzog fashions Dieter’s adventure into a study of a pure soul freed from the mundane humiliations. The void left behind by Dieter’s 2001 death was filled up by Rescue Dawn (2006), a fictional version of his story.
1997 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Special Jury Award
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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