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This review is from: Encounters at the End of the World [DVD] (DVD)
Brilliant film. Werner Herzog has a very dry, understated sense of humour that has you giggling away as we get to know the bizarre characters in Mc Murdo- the giant building site at the end of the world. The shots are awe inspiring, but it's the characters that make the film- how did he find so many philosophers and freaks in one little place?
He gently mocks the people he interviews, not holding back, but not being mean either. One of my favourite parts is when they do survival training on how to cope in a blizzard, I wont spoil it, suffice to say it's very technical...and hilarious to watch.
Certainly not your typical nature documentary but the gentle pace, beautiful shots, colourful characters and amusing commentary do a great job of portraying the threats the poles face without throwing a load a of facts and figures at you.