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Rescue Dawn trailer

If there’s one movie I’m looking forward to more than any other this year, it’s Rescue Dawn, by cinematic ubergenius Werner Herzog.

It’s a fictionalized version of the true story of Dieter Dengler, one of only three people ever to escape from a Viet Cong prisoner-of-war camp and survive in the jungle long enough to be rescued. Herzog made a documentary about Dengler called Little Dieter Needs to Fly and if you haven’t seen it, you really need to. I’m not even fucking kidding: you need to see it. It’s powerful and funny and mind-boggling, and it’s the kind of movie that makes you see the world differently. And if you have seen it, you’ll know why I’m so stoked about Rescue Dawn.

July 4, 2007. Limited release. Which had damn well better include Vancouver. Or I shall blog angrily about it.