DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

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

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 Narrator: Werner Herzog Script: Werner Herzog Cast: Timothy Treadwell, Werner Herzog

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