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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007A4ADII
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 296,451 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Description Little Dieter Needs to Fly is a documentary about Dieter Dengler, a German who grew up with a passion for flight and emigrated to the U.S to join the navy and become a pilot during the Vietnam War. Dieter was shot down, captured and tortured before becoming one of the few American prisoners to escape. Working with Herzog he recreates his incredible story. Little Dieter Needs to Fly also inspired Rescue Dawn starring Christian Bale and also directed by Werner Herzog. ENGLISH RUN TIME: 71 MINS + SPECIAL FEATURES : 49MINS

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Straightforward TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Jun. 2012
Format: Audio CD
"Men are often haunted by things that happen to them in life, especially in war or other periods of great intensity. Sometimes you see these men walking in the streets or driving in a car; their lives seem to be normal, but they are not..."

With these words, Werner Herzog begins the tale of Dieter Dengler - it's one of the most affecting stories I've ever heard.

Dieter Dengler is a man profoundly changed by his experiences, but one who is full of enthusiastic energy: the first thing we notice is that, even though he came to America aged 18 at least 35 or 40 years before this film was made, his accent remains a resolutely German one; events in his life have doubtless had a huge effect on his life, but his voice still remains true to his motherland.

Externally then, he shows little change, but most people would have been crushed by what he went through. Bavarian-tinged words tumble from him in a happy rush - there is an agile, sharp mind navigating his sentences, but always - even when relating horrific episodes of his quite frankly, humbling story - there is this boyishly vigorous joy in being able to relate his tale. And what a tale it is:

After seeing a Spitfire swoop withing a car's length of his family house in Germany during the Second World War, Dieter was determined to become a pilot. We follow the story as he tells us how he arrived penniless in America, like so many before him, eventually becaame a pilot for the US Air Force, and found himself fighting in Vietnam. He was shot down, captured, finally escaped, and then rescued.

That's the heavily-abridged version. He revisits the jungle scenes and relives the moments, even marching with armed Vietnamese for authenticity.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John Maugham on 1 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD
A truly profound film. Dieter Dengler is an inspiring storyteller, and his story is extraordinary. Dengler's poetic optimism shines through defiant, despite the abstract terror of his experiences. Herzog uses mesmerising documentary footage and beautiful music (Tuvan singers, Bartok, Wagner) to relect Dengler's beliefs, and create a mythological feel. The final shot contains more true uplifting sentiment than a thousand feelgood Hollywood movies. Buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By savigny on 18 April 2008
Format: DVD
Great film no doubt. But as so often with amazon, the announced German version is not really contained as announced.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Straightforward TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
"Men are often haunted by things that happen to them in life, especially in war or other periods of great intensity. Sometimes you see these men walking in the streets or driving in a car; their lives seem to be normal, but they are not..."

With these words, Werner Herzog begins the tale of Dieter Dengler - it's one of the most affecting stories I've ever heard.

Dieter Dengler is a man profoundly changed by his experiences, but one who is full of enthusiastic energy: the first thing we notice is that, even though he came to America aged 18 at least 35 or 40 years before this film was made, his accent remains a resolutely German one; events in his life have doubtless had a huge effect on his life, but his voice still remains true to his motherland.

Externally then, he shows little change, but most people would have been crushed by what he went through. Bavarian-tinged words tumble from him in a happy rush - there is an agile, sharp mind navigating his sentences, but always - even when relating horrific episodes of his quite frankly, humbling story - there is this boyishly vigorous joy in being able to relate his tale. And what a tale it is:

After seeing a Spitfire swoop withing a car's length of his family house in Germany during the Second World War, Dieter was determined to become a pilot. We follow the story as he tells us how he arrived penniless in America, like so many before him, eventually becaame a pilot for the US Air Force, and found himself fighting in Vietnam. He was shot down, captured, finally escaped, and then rescued.

That's the heavily-abridged version. He revisits the jungle scenes and relives the moments, even marching with armed Vietnamese for authenticity.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Achim on 19 April 2011
Format: DVD
In the discreption is german and english Audio aviable! But on the DVD is only english!!!
BAD !!! because german audio was the only reason why i bought this DVD here....
KEINE DEUTSCHE TONSPUR !!!! Die DVD ist nur englisch!!!!
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