Heart of glass
As busy as Werner Herzog is in telling his fascinating stories about eccentric personalities and amazing events, he is keen to spice up the image of himself as well. His own story is that he grew up in an isolated village in the Bavarian mountains, started traveling on foot as a 14-year-old and that he used the telephone and watched film for the first time at the age of 17. During the recordings of the peculiar masterpiece Heart of Glass (1976), based on a Bavarian legend and one of his most critically acclaimed films, he claims to have mesmerized his actors and directed them in trance. The drama takes place in a Bavarian mountain village during the 19th century. The village is completely dependent on its glass factory for supply. When the factory owner unexpectedly dies, he brings the secret and almost magical ruby ??glass formula he once received from a wandering apocalyptic visionary in the grave. Now his son must try to recreate the ruby ??glass to save the factory and the village from ruin. Through strong, quietly beautiful scenes with captivating photos, we travel through a poetic and dreamy end-of-the-world-drama.