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Wo die Grünen Ameisen Träumen (Where the Green Ants Dream) (1984)

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In a slightly padded but well-acted and relevant drama, an Australian mining company and a group of aboriginals go to court to settle a dispute over sacred land that the company wants to mine. When the Ayers Mining Company sets out to begin construction of its mine with bulldozers and earth-movers, the Aboriginals physically block the work because the site is exactly where the green ants will gather to dream (a 40,000-year-old legend) and it cannot be disturbed. The company tries the usual means

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Art House & International, Drama

Werner Herzog

Sep 26, 2006

Orion Classics

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As a conventional narrative, it's extremely simple and fairly slapdash, but it's never simple-minded, being too full of moments of inspired craziness and wisdom.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Made in Australia, this effort is a slight, by-the-numbers rehash of Herzog's increasingly offensive noble savage theme.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The director's eye shifts from the indigenous totem poles being celebrated to the less waxen eccentrics swarming in the sidelines

September 25, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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The whole story of the green ants actually was made up by Werner Herzog and is not a part of genuine Aboriginal folklore. However the courtroom incident where a secret artifact is revealed, to the bemusement of the judge, is based on a real incident according to IMDB. I don't think it matters that the Green Ants don't exist, it's not really the point. There is nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to the story, quite a few cases like this have come up around the world, the Australian outback in particular. Herzog creates that wonderful balance between reality and fantasy and was clever enough to cast the likable Bruce Spence in the lead role and real life Aboriginal elders who co-operated in telling the story, seeing the overall benefit that the film could bring. It's not all serious though, it is light-hearted in all the right places and has moments of clever comedy.
November 1, 2012
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