Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

Werner Herzog directs an idiosyncratic and original examination of the digital world in 10 chapters.

Film details

  • Director

    Werner Herzog

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    2016

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Introduction

You know you’re in Herzogian territory when you hear questions like: “Can your dishwasher fall in love with your refrigerator?”

Werner Herzog, the grandmaster of the documentary, directs a unique and idiosyncratic 10-chapter examination of the Internet. He shifts from the birth of the web to its widespread influence on contemporary society. Interviewing a broad range of specialists and the odd eccentric, Herzog considers with his usual wit and humour the positives and vicissitudes of our increasingly connected world, from business and education to space travel and healthcare. And he assesses how it affects our personal relationships.

Unsurprisingly, Herzog is not a Twitter fan. He prefers instead to look at the stars. In Lo and Behold, he reflects, with that meditative voice of his, on the more philosophical properties of the web, wondering if it might even be capable of dreaming.

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