You are usually counted […] among the directors who launched the new German cinema in the nineteen-sixties and seventies. Do you agree with this?
WERNER HERZOG: It is a factual and technical coincidence. In reality, I never participated in any of their collective projects, I never shared their ideas, which I found mediocre, and I wasn’t friends with them. I grew up poor and worked in a factory, and considered them petits-bourgeois who played with the idea of world revolution and whose political analyses seemed absurd to me. At the time, I was considered a fascist for this. So I’ve always been solitary and isolated in my work. […]