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  • Writer's pictureChristopher G. Moore

Werner Herzog Takes a Bullet

Werner Herzog, the German film directors, was shot while giving an interview. The assailant used an air rifle. Herzog is quoted as saying, "It was not a significant bullet. I am not afraid."

Herzog wrote and directed Rescue Dawn which was filmed in Thailand in 2005. It stars Christian Bale and Steve Zhan and is based on the true story of Dieter Dengler who left his native Germany for the USA to become a pilot. He joined the US military and was shot down during the Vietnam War. Rescue Dawn is based on the 1997 account of Dengler’s escape from the Vietnamese.

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