Ballad of the Little Soldier

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  • NR
  • 1984
  • 44 min
  • 7.3  (818)

Ballad of the Little Soldier (German: Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten) is a 1984 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog about children soldiers in Nicaragua. The film focuses on a group of Miskito Indians who used children soldiers in their resistance against the Sandinistas. Herzog made and co-directed the film at the request of his friend Denis Reichle, who himself served as a child-soldier in the Volkssturm at age fourteen in the aftermath of World War II. The film is often cited as Herzog's most explicitly political, though Herzog denies that he had any specific statement on the politics of the Sandinistas. Herzog has said that the film is about child soldiers, and could have been made in any of several countries where child soldiers exist. References[edit] ^ a b Herzog, Werner (2001). Herzog on Herzog. Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-20708-1.  External links[edit] Ballad of the Little Soldier at the Internet Movie Database v t e Werner Herzog Feature films Signs of Life (1968) Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) Fata Morgana (1971) Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) Heart of Glass (1976) Stroszek (1977) Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) Woyzeck (1979) Fitzcarraldo (1982) Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) Cobra Verde (1987) Scream of Stone (1991) Lessons of Darkness (1992) Invincible (2001) The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) Rescue Dawn (2006) Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009) Queen of the Desert (2015) Salt and Fire (2016) Documentaries The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969) Handicapped Future (1971) Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976) La Soufrière (1977) Huie's Sermon (1981) God's Angry Man (1981) Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984) The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984) Herdsmen of the Sun (1989

Ballad of the Little Soldier
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Ballad of the Little Soldier (German: Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten) is a 1984 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog about children soldiers in Nicaragua. The film focuses on a group of Miskito Indians who used children soldiers in their resistance against the Sandinistas. Herzog made and co-directed the film at the request of his friend Denis Reichle, who himself served as a child-soldier in the Volkssturm at age fourteen in the aftermath of World War II. The film is often cited as Herzog's most explicitly political, though Herzog denies that he had any specific statement on the politics of the Sandinistas. Herzog has said that the film is about child soldiers, and could have been made in any of several countries where child soldiers exist.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Ballad of the Little Soldier at the Internet Movie Database

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Werner Herzog

Feature films

Signs of Life (1968)

Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

Fata Morgana (1971)

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Heart of Glass (1976)

Stroszek (1977)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Woyzeck (1979)

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

Cobra Verde (1987)

Scream of Stone (1991)

Lessons of Darkness (1992)

Invincible (2001)

The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Rescue Dawn (2006)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)

Queen of the Desert (2015)

Salt and Fire (2016)

Documentaries

The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969)

Handicapped Future (1971)

Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)

La Soufrière (1977)

Huie's Sermon (1981)

God's Angry Man (1981)

Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)

The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984)

Herdsmen of the Sun (1989

Ballad of the Little Soldier is a 1984 documentary with a runtime of 44 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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  • Release Date
    1984
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    44 min
  • Language
    English,German,Spanish,Miskito
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (818)