Little Dieter Needs to Fly
In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?Little Dieter Needs to Fly featuring Dieter Dengler and Werner Herzog is streaming on Fandor, free on Tubi, streaming with subscription on Shout! Factory TV (Via Prime Video), and 4 others. It's a biography and documentary movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (5,672 votes) and was very well received by critics.
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Little Dieter Needs to Fly has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (5,672 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.