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Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Best Fiend, Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski by Werner Herzog, 1999 (NR)

with Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Mick Jagger, Justo González, Eva Mattes, Thomas Mauch

In the 1950s, a teenage Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, 48 hour fit of rage, Kinski completely destroyed the bathroom. From this chaos, a violent, love-hate, profoundly creative partnership was born. In 1972, Herzog cast Kinski in Aguirre, Wrath of God. Four more films would follow. In this personal documentary, Herzog traces the often violent ups and downs of their relationship, revisiting the various locations of their films and talking to the people they worked with.

What a man Klaus Kinski. So much energy and wildness. The portrayal of Herzog is an interesting one, it feels like he had this beast that sometimes he knew how to control, sometimes left him to himself, but with that responsibility that he had to direct a whole crew, it seems that the most difficult part was actually to get the most out of the genius. He sometimes tells things with such an indifference that it is as if he was accustomed, blasé. There are little moments where you can see also how much they loved one another, knowing that they were getting the best out of each others. Beautiful moments of sensitivity, carnage and danger, chaos of emotions, this documentary allows to see very closely how infinite was the energy of Klaus Kinski, a fascinating man...

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