Limit search to available items
Book Cover
DVD video

Title Little Dieter needs to fly / a film by Werner Herzog with Dieter Dengler ; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Edition Widescreen version
Published [Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2001]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  959.7043373 Her/Ldn  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (74 min.) (DVD) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary Growing up in post-WWII Germany, all Dieter Dengler, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, dreamed about was becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered a hair-raising escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews with Dengler, archival footage and new footage seamlessly spliced together
Notes Special features: Production notes ; Werner Herzog biography
Originally produced in 1998
Credits Produced, direced and narrated by Werner Herzog ; producer, Lucki Stipetic ; photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editors, Rainer Standke, Glenn Scantlebury, Joe Bini
Performer Dieter Dengler
Notes DVD
Subject Dengler, Dieter.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, Laotian.
Prisoners of war -- Laos -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Author Herzog, Werner, 1942-
Dengler, Dieter.
Stipetić, Lucki.
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.