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Werner Herzog Contemplates the Internet, as Only Werner Herzog Can, in the First Trailer for His Next Movie

The first trailer for Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is here, and if you couldn’t tell from that title, it’s the new documentary from Werner Herzog, the filmmaker behind such other wonderful movie titles (not to mention wonderful movies) as Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and Encounters at the End of the World.

The somewhat enigmatic trailer doesn’t reveal much, but it certainly looks Herzog-y. His inimitable, curious perspective and endlessly imitated voice-over are both there, but this time he’s turned his eye on the Internet, intoning in his Bavarian-accented voice that “All of us, collectively, have to become the guardians of this fragile new world.” There are more talking heads than usual for a Herzog doc, but if this is as good as his short documentary about texting while driving, or really any of his other documentaries, it’ll be worth checking out after it premieres this month at Sundance. The logline, too, is promising, opening with the Herzogian question “Does the internet dream of itself?”

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