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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Land Des Schweigens Und Der Dunkelheit

Fortnight 1972, Feature film, 89'


Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since her teens, and her work on behalf of other deaf-blind people, this film shows how the deaf-blind struggle to understand and accept a world from which they are almost wholly isolated.


Werner Herzog

Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn’t finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.

Elsa Fehrer
Fini Straubinger
Heinrich Fleischmann
M. Baaske
Resi Mittermeier
Rolf Illig
Vladimir Kokol

Werner Herzog

Prod : Werner Herzog Filmproduktion 8 Munich 13 Neureutherstr. 20

Title in Original Version : Pays Du Silence Et De L'obscurité