Trailer For Werner Herzog’s “Rescue Dawn”

German filmmaker Werner Herzog is well-known for his documentaries, but on occasion he has also been known to do fictional films. The only one I’ve ever seen is “Invincible” starring Tim Roth, but he has a new one in the works called “Rescue Dawn”. The interesting thing about this one is that it is a fictionalized retelling of the events that he covered in his 1997 documentary “Little Dieter Needs To Fly”. It is the story of Dieter Dengler, a pilot whose plane was shot down during the Vietnam War leading to his capture. He was held prisoner, and tortured but eventually escaped. Christian Bale stars as Dieter, looking nearly as rough and emaciated as he did in The Machinist, and the cast also includes… Steve Zahn? Alright then. Rescue Dawn is scheduled for release sometime in March, check out the trailer below.

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