In Ramin Bahrani’s new short film Plastic Bag, Werner Herzog voices….a discarded plastic bag. Herzog has out-Herzogged himself, again.
“The film traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag…searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world.” Herzog Bag eventually finds peace in the Pacific Garbage Patch. Perfect.
This involves many of my favorite topics, all at once: Herzog, plastic, Herzog’s intonations, film, Herzog’s accent, the ocean, absurdity, environmentalism, existentialism, the garbage patch. An unexpected constellation of neurons fires…extremely pleasing…
Herzog Bag on the Garbage Patch: “I loved going in circles, in circles, in circles.”