‘Rescue Dawn’ premieres at Munich

Herzog film makes debut at German festival

BERLIN — Werner Herzog’s war drama “Rescue Dawn,” starring Christian Bale, will have its German premiere at the Mu-nich Film Festival, which kicks off Friday.

Pic chronicles the fate of a U.S. pilot shot down over Laos during a bombing mission in 1965. It dramatizes the story of Ger-man-born pilot Dieter Dengler, which Herzog has already told in his 1997 documentary “Little Dieter Needs to Fly.”

Herzog, who is being honored at the nine-day fest along with Richard Linklater and Kevin Kline, will present the pic.

Bale, currently in Bat-mode shooting Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” will not attend.

“Rescue Dawn” hits local theaters in October via Central Film.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety