Encounters At the End of the World

Encounters At the End of the World

By Werner Herzog

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2008-11-18
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Director: Werner Herzog
  • Production Company: Discovery Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 185 Ratings


Welcome to Antarctica - like you've never experienced it. You've seen the extraordinary marine life, the retreating glaciers and, of course, the penguins, but leave it to award-winning, iconoclastic filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn) to be the first to explore the South Pole's most fascinating inhabitants...humans. In this one-of-kind documentary, Herzog turns his camera on a group of remarkable individuals, "professional dreamers" who work, play and struggle to survive in a harsh landscape of mesmerizing, otherworldly beauty - perhaps the last frontier on earth.




  • Werner Herzog does not disappoint!

    By Jon@Apple
    There is something magical about a Werner Herzog documentary. Stunning visuals and interesting people throughout this interesting view of life on the edge of the planet. Prime example of how to make a successful documentary.
  • Global warming shill propaganda

    By S1D2
    Shill Propaganda: Humans have (will) killed the planet. Beautiful cinematography destroyed by moronic narration.
  • Fascinating

    By Josiemlee
    Love the characters
  • Don't Rent .. just buy it !

    By Ricardo F. amaral
    It's an amazing video with amazing sound ! I rented and than came back to buy it ! Save it ... buy it right away !
  • Pretty boring

    By WMRTM
    Typically, I love the nature / adventure documentaries, but I fell asleep the first time I watched this, and when I sat down again to watch it before the rental expired and was equally unexcited. Very slow.
  • Soundtrack Please!

    By balimena
    This is a beautiful movie, both in its storyline and production, and the music is no exception! PLEASE MAKE THE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE on iTunes.
  • Loved it

    By Dimitri 007
    Can anyone help me find the music/soundtrack to this movie? Thanks in advance!
  • Majestic Film

    By janjamm
    The glorious Herzog takes on Antarctica, totally south of south. His quirky, sometimes profound, sometimes trite, philosophical ruminations pepper the film. We meet the amazing array of scientists and workers, each carrying their own unique story to this oh so frozen world. The natural poetry of some people's comments offers insight into the compelling sensibilities of these men and women who devote their lives to exploration, some, like the neutrino expert, to the tiniest thing known to man. I think it is a wonderful film. Ok, the music seemed a little overwrought to me, but it is so Herzog that you just have to sit back and let it rip. Not your typical tidy travel film---much, much better.
  • Fresh perspective

    By DronePilot
    The perspective of this film is a breath of fresh air. The people in the interviews are full of surprises and it makes you wonder how so many of the realest people have ended up in Antarctica. The landscapes are majestic and the view of animals was fascinating. I recommend this film to anyone with an open mind and curiosity.
  • a good arctic movie

    By bebop dadddy
    shows not only the antarctica but a true human experience and shows mankind in a pure state not only by it location but its action of simply living. a good movie, if you like planet earth series you will like this.