Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Off the map, things get strange.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2007-09-01
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 250 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Discovery Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Werner Herzog
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Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger go to Antarctica to meet people who live and work there, and to capture footage of the continent's unique locations. Herzog's voiceover narration explains that his film will not be a typical Antarctica film about "fluffy penguins", but will explore the dreams of the people and the landscape.

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  • Werner Herzog

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Clive Oppenheimer

    as Self - Volcanologist
  • Scott Rowland

    as Self - Transportation Dept
  • Stefan Pashov

    as Self - Philosopher, Forklift Driver
  • Doug MacAyeal

    as Self - Glaciologist
  • Ryan Andrew Evans

    as Self - Filmmaker, Cook
  • Kevin Emery

    as Self - Survival School Instructor
  • Olav T. Oftedal

    as Self - Nutritional Ecologist
  • Regina Eisert

    as Self - Physiologist
  • David R. Pacheco Jr.

    as Self - Journeyman Plumber
  • Samuel S. Bowser

    as Self - Cell Biologist
  • Jan Pawlowski

    as Self - Zoologist
  • William Jirsa

    as Self - Linguist, Computer Expert
  • Karen Joyce

    as Self - Traveler, Computer Expert
  • Libor Zicha

    as Self - Utility Mechanic
  • Ashrita Furman

    as Self - Multiple World Record Holder
  • David Ainley

    as Self - Marine Ecologist
  • William McIntosh

    as Self - Volcanologist, Geochronologist
  • Peter Gorham

    as Self - Physicist
  • Ernest Shackleton

    as Self - (archive footage)
  • Shaun Phillip Cantwell

    as Self - General Assistant
Directing Werner Herzog Director
Writing Werner Herzog Writer
Sound Henry Kaiser Music
Sound David Lindley Music
Editing Joe Bini Editor
Production Andrea Meditch Executive Producer
Production Henry Kaiser Producer
Crew Peter Zeitlinger Cinematography
Sound Werner Herzog Sound