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The brazen Bavarian Werner Herzog is back with his latest directorial effort, 'Salt and Fire'

The brazen Bavarian Werner Herzog is back with his latest directorial effort, 'Salt and Fire'

On the fine line separating the fearless from the reckless is where you’ll often find Werner Herzog. Again and again over his five decades in film, the German director has turned his lens on figures who walk that tightrope, frequently in exotic landscapes – the bear-obsessed loner of “Grizzly Man,” the Irish rubber baron who wanted to build an opera house in the Peruvian jungle in “Fitzcarraldo,” the oddball Antarctic poets of “Encounters at the End of the World.” 

Such characters seem to be both reflections and projections of the director himself, who has become legendary for real-life episodes of derring-do in the execution of...

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