Little Dieter Needs to Fly

77 mins
8.6 / 10 (1914)


This is the unbelievable true story of Dieter Dengler, who fulfilled his life dream of becoming a fighter pilot—a dream which was shattered only a few days into his first tour of duty in the Vietnam War, when he was shot down over Laos…

MUBI's take

In both his docs and his features, Herzog is a director drawn to obsession, to the way madness and ecstasy can run so close together. This incredible tale of a prisoner of war is one of his finest films. And it exemplifies Herzog’s documentary M.O.: to relate life by turning it into art.

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