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The Wild Blue Yonder

The Wild Blue Yonder

Without our knowledge we have had visitors from outer space for decades. They have come from a planet submerged in water, The Wild Blue Yonder, and their attempts to create a new community on earth have so far not met with great success. This film is narrated on-screen by one of the visitors, Brad Dourif. In words and lyrical images, he shows how our attempts to find a new home somewhere in space is doomed to failure. He explains how in the past, when Earth was threatened with extinction, a manned space probe was sent to look for an alternative home in outer space. It did not succeed.

Herzog uses music by cello-player Ernst Reijseger and images of stunning, otherworldly quality to create an imaginary scenario, a science-fiction fantasy.

European Panorama 2006

Werner Herzog

Germany/Great Britain/France 2005
35mm/1:1.85/Farbe
81 minutes
EF

Screenplay
Cinematography
Tanja Koop, Henry Kaiser, Klaus Scheurich
Editing
Joe Bini
Music
Ernst Reijseger
Cast
Brad Dourif, den Astronauten des Space Shuttle STS-43, Henry Kaiser, Roger Diehl, Ted Sweetser, Martin Lo

Production

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