Little Dieter Needs to Fly DVD

Werner Herzog, 1997


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Film Details

Directed by Werner Herzog

Produced in 1997

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - European Film


Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog


Contemporary War FilmsWar Documentaries

Film Description

Herzog's documentary about Dieter Dengler, a German who grew up with a passion of flight and emigrated to the US to join the navy and become a pilot during the Vietnam War. Shot down, captured and tortured, Dieter became one of the few American prisoners to escape. Working with Herzog, he recreates his incredible journey. His story also inspired Herzog's Rescue Dawn, starring Christain Bale.

DVD Details

Certificate: E

Publisher: Soda Pictures

Length: 71 mins

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 4th October 2010

Cat No: SODA051

DVD Extras

  • Wings of Hope (49min) - documentary by Werner Herzog exploring the story of Juliane Kopcke, the sole survivor of a Peruvian plane crash in 1971.

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by Anon on 5th September 2007

Little Dieter Needs to Fly, a 1997 documentary by director Werner Herzog about the life of Vietnam war hero Dieter Dengler, begins with a quotation from the Book of Re... Read on


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