Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness (1995)

Straddling a line between documentary and science fiction, Werner Herzog's Lektionen in Finsternis is an epic visual poem set in the burning oil fields of Kuwait following the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. Herzog, as much a daredevil as a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A staggering, faux-extraterrestrial fugue

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Herzog is a fearless, meticulous director who approaches his subject in a timeless manner, turning this disaster into a great theme, a story for all time.

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Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

One of the few films that truly deserves to be labeled with the adjective astonishing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though shot straightforward, it all looks so nightmarish, alien and surreal.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Lays the groundwork for Herzog's masterpiece Aguirre: The Wrath of God.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

One of Herzog's earliest - and most evocative - cinematic essays on the uneasy relationships between man and Earth, unaffected reality and orchestrated drama.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Exotic animals, gutted structures, rusting vehicles, orientalist tourists - each a fragment of a hazy and disassembled culture mapped onto a desert wasteland

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Werner Herzog takes us to an Alien planet, where fairytale characters behave in bizarre and often cruel ways, cause harm to each other and basically behave… More
Ivan Descartin
Apocalyptic, nightmarish, but at the same time, a very beautiful poem-like documentary. Director Herzog succeeded to create such a mythical story to accompany… More