Little Dieter Needs to Fly
War veteran Dieter Dengler's story of survival after crash landing his fighter plane in the jungles of North Vietnam earned him a Navy Cross and two films. Respected filmmaker Werner Herzog, who frequently triumphs in depicting heroic tales, did both. In the 2006 feature Rescue Dawn, Christian Bale clearly benefited from Herzog's experience with Dengler and admitted to watching the documentary many times. First released in 1997 for German television, the doc on Dengler's incredible escape, titled Little Dieter Needs to Fly, during which Herzog dragged Dengler back to prison and made him walk the haunted paths again, is undoubtedly worth watching, as your can deal with Herzog's infamous drone during the narration.