Little Dieter Needs to Fly - documentary

Little Dieter Needs to Fly
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Little Dieter Needs to Fly, a 1997 biographical war documentary by World-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog which centres around German-American Naval piolet Dieter Dengler who talks about experiences during the Vietnam war.


During his tour, Dengler was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile while flying his Skyraider above Laos in 1966 and captured by the enemy. In this documentary goes back to Thailand and revisits the places he was held a prisoner in and describes the brutal torture he endured at the hands of the Vietcong.


"Little Dieter Needs to Fly" is a sobering reality check about what happened to servicemen who were captured during the Vietnam war. Herzog provides a backdrop on which you will hear a detailed candid look back at the Vietnam war.

Werner Herzog
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