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Overall B+

Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to the South Pole -- not to study penguins or Antarctic aquatic life-- but to document the people who are attracted to living their lives at the southern most end of the world.

Violence A-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: G

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In Encounters at the End of the World, director Werner Herzog looks at the various human inhabitants of the South Pole. Archival footage shows a ship of early explores being crushed by the sea ice and the injury of some men who climbed into a volcanic crater. During interviews there are mentions of a woman who was killed by a machete, a boy who got in trouble for pointing with his index finger, a parasite that lives in the anus of another animal, and the horrific ways miniature undersea creatures kill and eat their prey. A research scientist gives vague responses to questions about penguins, including whether or not they portray gay and prostitute like behavior or signs of mental illness. Two men jokingly hug and kiss (no sexual attraction is implied). Scientists expresses opinions about global warming, possible world flooding from melting icebergs, evolution and looking for life in its earliest stages, along with the likelihood of mankind being on the brink of extinction. An explosive charge is detonated to make a whole in the ice. Undersea explorers engage in the dangerous practice of diving without a tether. Researchers put a bag over a mother seal’s head so they can get a milk sample.

Encounters at the End of the World
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Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G