Encounters at the End of the World

This Herzog documentary (about various groups of people that work and live in Antarctica) is essentially, in content and presentation, a Discovery Channel special. The things that seperate it from this are the lower quality of the footage (although I was watching a dvd screener copy), and Herzog’s personality as a narrator and a filmmaker. As a narrator he has a few funny moments and occasionally drifts into bleak existential horror, and as a filmmaker he focuses on the weirder sights he happens upon on the frozen continent which, unsurprisingly, end up being the most entertaining parts of the film. 3/5

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