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Aro Recommended Little Dieter Needs to Fly


Germany 1997, 74 minutes
Dir. Werner Herzog
In English, German
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / War


Aroview: Another quirky yet significant doco from Werner Herzog, whose remarkable subject here is expatriot German Dieter Dengler, who returns to the Vietnam jungle to relive his experiences as a captured US Navy pilot who managed to escape from a hellish POW camp.

Inspired to fly after his village was destroyed by American warplanes in World War II, his is a story of romantic boyhood dreams turning to the horrific reality of combat.

NZ International Film Festival 1999

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