The Wild Blue Yonder

(Germany/Great Britain/France, 2005, 81 minutes)

An alien immigrant from the Andromeda galaxy tells the story of an Earth expedition to his distant home planet. Intriguing but rather bewildering atmospheric “science-fiction fantasy” (as the credits put it), made originally for television, that sets a fictional narrative to documentary footage of space and underwater exploration; not without its merits, but mostly for director fans only.

A Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, West Park Pictures and Tetra Media production in association with BBC and France 2. Starring Brad Dourif. Directed and written by Werner Herzog; produced by Andre Singer; music by Ernst Reijseger; camera, Tanja Koop, Henry Kaiser, the astronauts of the STS-34 NASA shuttle mission, Klaus Scheurich; film editor, Joe Bini.


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