Herz aus Glas
Heart of Glass
(West Germany, 1976, 94 minutes)
A psychic shepherd prophesises the decline of a village known for its unique ruby-coloured glass, after the master glassmaker dies without revealing his secrets. Phantasmagorical, oblique fable that is most fascinating for its powerful visuals.
A Werner Herzog Filmproduktion presentation/production. Starring Josef Bierbichler; Stefan Güttler, Clemens Scheitz, Volker Prechtel, Sonja Skiba, Brunhilde Klöckner. Directed by Werner Herzog; written by Herbert Achternbusch; music by Popol Vuh, Studio der Frühen Musik; director of photography (colour), Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein; art directors, Henning von Gierke, Cornelius Siegel; costume designers, Gisela Storch, Ann Poppel; film editor, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.