Signs of Life (1968 movie)

1968 film by Werner Herzog

Signs of Life (German: Lebenszeichen) is a 1968 movie. Werner Herzog wrote, directed, and produced it. It was his first feature movie. The story of the movie is based on the short story "Der Tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau" by Achim von Arnim.[1] The movie won a German Film Award.

Signs of Life
Directed byWerner Herzog
Written byWerner Herzog
Produced byWerner Herzog
StarringPeter Brogle
Wolfgang Reichmann
Athina Zacharopoulou
Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg
CinematographyThomas Mauch
Edited byBeate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Music byStavros Xarhakos
Release date
July 5, 1968
Running time
87 minutes


  1. Herzog, Werner (2001). Herzog on Herzog. Faber and Faber. p. 38. ISBN 0-571-20708-1.

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