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Lessons of Darkness

1995 Rated NR 54m

Acclaimed director Werner Herzog went to Kuwait in 1992 to document the aftermath of the first Gulf War, focusing on the devastating oil fires set by retreating Iraqi soldiers that transformed the country's beautiful landscape. Herzog, who also made the films Aguirre, The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, crafts a moving and mostly silent presentation accompanied by classical music and moments with Kuwaitis lamenting the devastation of the war.

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Movie Details

Werner Herzog
This movie is
Dark, Cerebral
DVD and streaming
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, German: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.