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by Werner Herzog


A group of astronauts are circling the earth in a spacecraft, but they cannot return, as our planet has become uninhabitable. The cause of this remains open - all-out war, outbreak of a new disease beyond control, radiation after the complete disappearance of the ozone layer, or whatever. The crew of the spacecraft has to find a more hospitable place out there in space, and releases a probe from their cargo bay, Galileo. But Galileo - after sending back very disquieting data - has to be sent on a suicide mission...

international title: The Wild Blue Yonder
original title: The Wild Blue Yonder
country: Germany, France, United Kingdom
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Werner Herzog
release date: IT 18/11/05
screenplay: Werner Herzog
cast: Brad Dourif, Franklin Chang-Diaz
cinematography by: Tanja Koop
film editing: Joe Bini
music: Ernst Reijseger
producer: Lucki Stipetic, Christine Le Goff, Andre Singer
production: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, TetraMedia, West Park Pictures (GB)
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie

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