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CastWerner Herzog, Michael Goodwin
DirectorLes Blank
Genre:  Documentary
Release Date:  1980
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  20 minutes
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review by . July 12, 2011
Auteur as Clown
Those Germans - so unswervingly literal.      When Errol Morris set out to make his extraordinary documentary concerning the keepers of pet cemeteries, Gates of Heaven, Werner Herzog - who encouraged him, despite the younger man's notorious indecisiveness - informed him that if he finished the film, he'd eat his shoe. At Gates of Heaven's premiere at the UC Theater, Herzog did just that after boiling it in garlic, herbs, and stock at nearby restaurant Chez Panisse …
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