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Directed by Werner Herzog • 1971 • West Germany
Considered by many to be the quintessential masterpiece among Werner Herzog’s early works, FATA MORGANA can be described as an expressionist documentary. Consisting of three parts, the film is an absorbing collection of images shot in an around the Sahara Desert combined with poetic voice-over and music by Leonard Cohen, all coming together to evoke an alien world that is actually our own.