The German filmmaker has spent a career chronicling the struggles of odd heroes, real and imagined. Now approaching his 70th year, Werner Herzog confirms he doesn’t fear the inevitable final cut—neither for himself nor the human race.
Sorry about this—a 10-best list dragging along in the wake of all the others, which began appearing around Halloween. And it isn’t even a nice round 10 in number. I could come up with only six movies this year. I have my excuses. [Pictured above, Werner Herzog, director of “Into the Abyss.”]
Andrew O’Hehir of Salon recently picked up the phone for a conversation about life and death with German filmmaker Werner Herzog. The two discussed Herzog’s newest film, “Into the Abyss,” a nonjudgmental meditation on what it means to be human while awaiting the gallows in the shadow of horrific crimes.