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‘The culture of complaint disgusts me’: Werner Herzog on walking without a backpack and the kindness of strangers

16 December 2023

9:00 AM

16 December 2023

9:00 AM

When the American director Errol Morris saw Werner Herzog’s film Fata Morgana for the first time, he was heard to mutter: ‘I didn’t know anyone was allowed to write things like this.’

I didn’t know anyone was allowed to live like this. Herzog’s new memoir Every Man For Himself and God Against All is astonishing and – whether you know his films or not – potentially life-changing, at least for me.

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