Herzog, one of the greatest living directors, has always been at his best examining those operating on the fringes of society. Here he turns his typically idiosyncratic camera on the misfits, dreamers and crazy penguins inhabiting Antarctica. Mixing stunning scenery shots with a probing of the eccentricities of his subjects, this is an exceptional documentary, rightly Oscar nominated at this year's awards.
Dir. Werner Herzog, Germany, 2007, 1h 39m