Encounters at the End of the World

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  99 min.
Release Date: June 27, 2008 (limited)
DVD: November 18, 2008

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Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn) confirms his standing as poet laureate of men in extreme situations with Encounters at the End of the World. In this visually stunning exploration, Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, headquarters of the National Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer (Oct-Feb). Over the course of his journey, Herzog examines human nature and Mother nature, juxtaposing breathtaking locations with the profound, surreal, and sometimes absurd experiences of the marine biologists, physicists, plumbers, and truck drivers who choose to form a society as far away from society as one can get.

Director: Werner Herzog
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Henry Kaiser
Official Site: encountersfilm.com

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