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1,160 Ratings

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Directed by Werner Herzog
United Kingdom, France, 1997
Documentary

Synopsis

This is the unbelievable true story of Dieter Dengler, who fulfilled his life dream of becoming a fighter pilot—a dream which was shattered only a few days into his first tour of duty in the Vietnam War, when he was shot down over Laos…

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Little Dieter Needs to Fly Directed by Werner Herzog

Critics reviews

…The more that Herzog can make Dengler somehow “relive” his terrifying months of imprisonment, torture and desperate flight in the jungles of Laos during the Vietnam War, the more immediate and real his film becomes as a ‘document’ of remembering.
July 15, 2014
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