There is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together under unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science. Now, for the first time, an outsider has been admitted. Filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), accompanied only by his cameraman, travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, the hub of the US Antarctic programme, and into the heart of one of the most remote places on earth. Over the course of his journey, Herzog examines human nature and Mother Nature, juxtaposing breathtaking locations with the profound, surreal and often absurd experiences of the marine biologists, physicists, plumbers, and truck drivers who form this unique community. Encounters at The End of the World is a visually stunning exploration of the raw beauty of a land of fire, ice and corrosive solitude.
Extraordinary Herzog finds breathtaking beauty here in the awesome scale of things FOUR STARS --Uncut
Superb. It also contains some of the most jaw-dropping photography you're likely to see this year. Powerful... eye-boggling... utterly masterful. FIVE STARS --Timeout
Breathtaking Almost every image is astonishing. This is a film that makes our existence feel utterly insignificant in the most life-affirming manner possible. Brilliant. 9/10 --Clash