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Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Directed by Werner Herzog • 1997 • Germany
Dieter Dengler, a German-American Navy pilot who was shot down over Vietnam in 1966, recounts his experiences as a POW in a Vietnamese prison, tortured and starved until fear and desperation compelled him to make daring escape. Travelling to Laos and Thailand to retrace Dengler’s amazing story of survival, Werner Herzog summons the harrowing extremes of war.