Werner Herzog: ‘We are not attached to the real world enough’

Werner Herzog is a world-renowned German film director, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. (Subscribe:

He has produced, written and directed more than sixty feature and documentary films and published more than a dozen books.

His latest film, Family Romance LLC, is a tragiccomedy shot like a documentary, which tells the story of a Tokyo company that offers stand-ins for absent family and admirers.

Herzog talks to Krishnan about drawing the lines between fact and fiction, history repeating itself and why he doesn’t watch many films.


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