Fata Morgana (1971)
Genre: Documentary | Experimental
Country: West Germany | Director: Werner Herzog
Language: German | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 76mn
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Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Fata Morgana is an absolute masterpiece. It’s Werner Herzog’s most unconventional film. It doesn’t have a plot or story. Instead of a story, we’re given a collection of images, words and music that work so wonderfully together. It’s not a documentary either. Some of the people in this film are directed and given lines to read. It has some of the most beautiful and haunting images. Herzog shoots real mirages and we see cars and people floating around in the middle of the desert who aren’t actually there but hundreds of miles away reflected like in a mirror. The use of music in this movie is so brilliant – from Leonard Cohen, Mozart, and the Third Ear Band. Imagine Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in the desert; that’s what this movie is like. This film is so hypnotic that it has the ability to make you feel as though your spirit has left your body. A must see. It will change the way you view films.


Fata Morgana (1971)