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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! Herzog does it again!, 16 July 2009
This review is from: Encounters at the End of the World [DVD] (DVD)
In Herzog's first documentary since Grizzly Man, the masterful director ventures deep into Antarctica, in search of a community formed of fringe scientists who live for the study of the local wildlife.

Through a series of interviews and archive footage, we get into the mindset of these great minds who cut themselves off from the rest of the world for the love of what they do. Understandably, many of the residents live up the
now well-established Herzog muse; walking the tightrope between genius and insanity.

The animals themselves are also explored in great depth, with the deranged penguin being a particular highlight, as the director explores the notion of insanity in the animal kingdom. The cinematography is also sublime, matching anything seen in Planet Earth or similar.

Once again, Herzog himself provides a voice-over with the kind of voice you could listen to all day, and at certain times makes observations that are laugh out loud funny - "Why is it that a monkey should choose not to mount a goat and ride off into the sunset?"

Even if you're not familiar with the director's previous work, Encounters at the End of the World is well worth checking out and would make a perfect present for any member of the family.
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