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Aro Favourite Rescue Dawn


USA 2006, 126 minutes
Dir. Werner Herzog
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama / War, Prison


Aroview: In dramatizing the unforgettable true story of Dieter Dengler - heroic subject matter of doco LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY - Werner Herzog strikes a fine balance between exhaustive realism and commercial adventurism, in this gripping prisoner of war excursion starring the ever-durable Christian Bale.

Respectfully literal in transcribing Dengler’s extraordinary survival tale, Herzog revels in the treacherous jungle setting, as well as his protagonist’s overwhelming obsession with flight and escape – an alter-ego, if you will, for the director’s most ambitious films and deluded characters. While not quite the genuine Herzog article due to an overplayed ending, this still offers authentic terror and thrills through its unforgiving environment and grueling POW milieu.

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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