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14thCenturyHood t1_it2n5as wrote


I also believe that the "penguin walking away to its death" scene in his documentary Encounters at the End of the World is staged. In that he abducted a penguin and displaced it far from its colony, causing it to walk endlessly to its death because it was lost. Purely for his film.

And it is not only animals. Herzog is also cruel to the actors he puts in his films, notably the mentally disabled man Bruno S, whom he had cast in two films. Herzog admitted to torturing and tormenting this man to get him in a certain frame of mind for his films.

Herzog is a real piece of shit, I hate how he's become kind of a meme that everyone loves and thinks is funny. He's evil.