Why I love Werner Herzog and the things he does….

8 10 2010


In the early nineties the director Werner Herzog went around Russia trying to find the “Russian Atlantis” for his film Bells From the Deep.


“I wanted to get shots of pilgrims crawling around on the ice trying to catch a glimpse of the lost city, but as there were no pilgrims around I hired two drunks from the next town and put them on the ice. One of them has his face right on the ice and looks like he is in very deep meditation. The accountant’s truth: he was completely drunk and fell asleep, and we had to wake him at the end of the take.”


He goes on to add;

“I think the scene explains the fate and soul of Russia more than anything else.”

Who says Germans don’t have a sense of humour, this guy is as dry as they come!



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