I have seen this film as part of a Herzog double-bill at Sheffield Doc Fest last year and it blew me away. This was a film presented together with ‘Burden of Dreams’ about Herzog’s ordeal during the filming of ‘Fitzcarraldo’ a 1982 epic starring Klaus Kinski. Little did I know last year I was about to work with Herzog on his latest film ‘Queen of the Desert’.

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werner herzog eats his shoe (1980)
Werner Herzog bets fellow filmmaker Errol Morris that he won’t be able to complete his debut feature Gates of Heaven (1978). Herzog is so convinced that Morris won’t be able to finance and release the documentary about pet cemetery business that he’s willing to eat his shoe, if his friend should succeed. Morris does indeed succeed, but will Herzog live up to his promise? You better believe it. After boiling his boots for 5 hours with a little garlic,herbsstock, salt and hot sauce – Guten Appetit! 

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