Werner Herzog, straying from his path? Rather than entering the jungle or the Arctic, going under-ground or into space, extreme filmmaker Werner Herzog sets out into the realm of bits and bytes in his new documentary. In ten chapters, the German auteur examines in his inimitable way how the Internet is changing our world – for better and for worse at the same time. He talks to victims of cyber-bullying, watches robots play ball, and explains how an online game might help cure cancer and AIDS. An avowed smartphone holdout, Herzog is as apocalyptic as ever in his observations, but a true fascination for technology and its inventors is shining through. In the end, this makes LO AND BEHOLD a typical Herzog film in the best sense – after all, his earlier expeditions to remote corners were similarly driven by his interest in how far willpower and imagination can take an individual and humanity at large.
Lo and Behold
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Selected filmography Werner Herzog
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), BAD LIEUTENANT (2009), MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE WE DONE (2009) ,INTO THE ABYSS (2011), QUEEN OF THE DESERT (2015)