This is a made-for-TV production of Verdi's Italian opera about Joan of Arc. To be clear, this is not a movie adaptation of the opera; this is a filmed stage production. At 127 minutes, this is one of Herzog's longest works, yet I have little to say about it. I'll cut right to the chase: this bored the hell out of me. I can appreciate opera even though I'm no aficionado, and I appreciated some things about this. The performers are fabulously talented, and the costumes and sets were impressive. I guess my disinterest stems mostly from the story; I don't find the story of Joan of Arc the least bit compelling. It's a bunch of mumbo-jumbo without any emotional resonance, and a pretty dangerous message (obey god's violent orders and you'll become a martyr, okay?).