Herzog tries to take us into Fini's mind as she navigates through the complicated manner of organizing a party for her fellow blind and deaf friends (who must all be accompanied by a translator, so "they don't accidentally end up stranded in the land of silence and darkness" says Fini). We see as Herzog takes Fini and her friend Juliet on an airplane, and the transcendent joy on Juliet's face would warm the coldest of hearts. We also watch as Fini tries to help others, some who communicate and others who don't. We also get a look into the world of those born blind-deaf, and so have no reference point for much of life. Think of what a shower would feel like if you had no concept of water and why it is pouring onto you.
It's a thought provoking movie, with occasionally the wonderful poetic images Herzog always gives us. The last shot in particular is extraordinary. Narratively, though, I found it a bit slow moving and it felt structure-less. Not that we need to know where we're going, especially in the hands of a master like Herzog, but it made for a slow moving watch, even though the movie is a shade under 90 minutes. I would've actually preferred the Herzog of today narrating us through the many philosophical questions this movie provokes, but this was one of his first movies, made even before his international breakout of Aguirre, the Wrath of God in 1973. Still, it's a worthy and occasionally fascinating movie, even if I don't rank it among the best from Herzog.