Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

1 Hr. 29 Min.


$12 to rent/Available for seven days after purchase/72 hours after beginning to view

Opens Friday, August 28!


Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.


"Duplicating many of Chatwin's most notable journeys, Herzog evokes the late English wanderer's restless soul and curious fascination with profound issues that have long captivated the director."
- Variety


"A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world."
- Hollywood Reporter


"The result of engaging with Chatwin's ideas while allowing the viewer to re-evaluate them is one of Herzog's more thought-provoking films in years."
- Seventh Row


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