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Grizzly Man


Grizzly Man


CATALOGUE TEXT
Self-styled animal rights activist Timothy Treadwell spent thirteen summers alone among wild grizzly bears. Herzog bases his film on Treadwell’s video recordings. He talks of a “story of astonishing beauty and depth, of ecstasy and deep inner perturbation” which fascinated him. The film opens in the idyllic Katmai National Park in Alaska, the ideal habitat for brown bears. But Herzog’s voice-over introduces the dramatic end of Treadwell’s life from the start. The film says more about “inner human nature” than about an untouched landscape, the director says.

Kristina Jaspers
Credits
Original Title: Grizzly Man
Country: USA
Year: 2005
Language: English
Subtitle: German
Runtime: 104 min.
Format: BluRay Disc
Color: Colour
Director: Werner Herzog
Producer: Kevin Beggs, Billy Campbell, Phil Fairclough, Andrea Meditch, Erik Nelson, Tom Ortenberg, Jewel Palovak
Cinematographer: Peter Zeitlinger
Editor: Joe Bini
Music: Richard Thompson
Script: Werner Herzog
Narrator: Werner Herzog
Cast: Timothy Treadwell, Werner Herzog
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