The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner & God’s Angry Man

Directed by Werner Herzog
Germany1974, 1981

These under-recognized films demonstrate Herzog’s main interests as a director, representing opposite ends of the spectrum of Herzog’s work. Great Ecstasy is a testament to the wonder of the human spirit, whereas God’s Angry Man is an ultimately cynical piece, where religion and faith are indistinguishable from manipulation and extortion.

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