Werner Herzog, the co-writer and star of
this film, speaks of his fascination with
"the difference between fact and truth."
This film pushes that difference to its
limit. Ostensibly a documentary about
Herzog, its actually more like an
extended episode of Candid
Camera with the joke being on the
audience. Ultimately, thats its biggest
flaw, as the revelation of the gag comes a
bit late and sends the film a bit off-kilter.
Still, Herzog is such a good actor, youd
swear this was a real documentary.
Unfortunately, co-writer/director Zak Penn
gives a very broad performance that gives
too much away. Its a mixed bag, but
anything involving Herzog is at least worth