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G| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica, where he finds a desolate, beautiful landscape, largely untouched by human hands, and a group of truly unique people who risk their lives to study it. Centered at McMurdo Station, the United States' largest Antarctic research center, Herzog explores the minds of the scientists willing to abandon civilization and endure volatile conditions to learn more about the continent's wildlife and awe-inspiring natural wonders.

Cast: Werner Herzog

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Release Date: June 11th, 2008|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    An enjoyable example of this extraordinary director's documentary work. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Through Herzog's eyes it is a desolate, strangely beautiful frozen Edenish hell where the planet, having shaken out its pockets, lets the loners, fanatics and cosmologist-crackpots fall to bottom. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Creating a hypnotically digressive travelogue, Herzog wanders from soul to soul, asking deceptively mild questions to potent effect. show more

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