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1998 3.0/5 NR SuperHD 76 minutes

Werner Herzog directs this emotional documentary about Dieter Dengler, a naval pilot in the Vietnam War who was shot down over Laos and taken captive.

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Dieter Dengler Directed by Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog's remarkable docu tells with sharp observation and witty humor the heroic tale of the imprisonment and escape of Dieter Dengler, a native German who became an American pilot in the Vietnam War; Dengler exudes plenty of charisma.

Emanuel Levy, Variety, 2007-02-15


Herzog starts with a balding middle-aged man driving down a country lane in a convertible, and listens, questions and shapes, until the life experience of Dieter Dengler becomes unforgettable.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2001-04-20


As often happens in Mr. Herzog's haunting documentaries, the most interesting figure seems to be the one behind the camera.

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 2001-04-20


Little Dieter -- just slightly out of the realm of the ordinary -- but not enough to stand among the remarkable, mystical works that Herzog has delivered in the past.

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, 2001-04-20

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