Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) – 3/5

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

I watched this b/c I just watched “Rescue Dawn” by Herzog about the same story. This is a documentary about the real person who is the main character in “Rescue Dawn.”

It was interesting, but felt a bit forced and drawn out. Also, b/c of the relationship of the subject and the filmmaker, it didn’t feel like an observation, but a report. Dieter wasn’t being interviewed or anything, he was just telling his story. It didn’t have much of a Herzog signature to it.

It was interesting, but not much else.

Haiku Summary
From Germany, he
comes to America. Flies.
Shot. Escapes. Goes back.

NEXT: “Mein liebster Feind – Klaus Kinski (1999)”

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