Handicapped Future

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Handicapped Future
Directed byWerner Herzog
Produced byWerner Herzog
Narrated byRolf Illig
CinematographyJörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Edited byBeate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Release date
Running time
43 minutes

Handicapped Future (German: Behinderte Zukunft) is a 1971 documentary film by Werner Herzog about physically disabled children in Munich.

The film was made at the request of a disabled friend of Herzog's, specifically in order to raise awareness for the cause of the disabled in West Germany.[1] Herzog compares the film to his earlier The Flying Doctors of East Africa in that it has very little stylization, and is, he says, "dangerously conventional."[1] During production of Handicapped Future, Herzog met Fini Straubringer, and this meeting led directly to Herzog's more well-known film Land of Silence and Darkness.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Herzog, Werner (2001). Herzog on Herzog. Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-20708-4.

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