• Encounters at the End of the World (2008)

Encounters at the End of the World

Release Date: June 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008

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, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal, Ryan Andrew Evans, Kevin Emery

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Discovery Films, Creative Differences

Keywords: Fascinating , Survival ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is a poem of oddness and beauty. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Retains considerable entertainment value on the strength of Herzog's never-dull, very personal narrating style. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)