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MY BEST FIEND - KLAUS KINSKI (MEIN LIEBSTER FEIND - KLAUS KINSKI)

MY BEST FIEND - KLAUS KINSKI

A chain of coincidence brings the 13-year-old Werner Herzog together with Klaus Kinski in the same apartment in Munich. In an unabated, 48-hour fit of rage, Kinski immediately proceeds to lay waste to all the furniture, only one of many such fits to follow. Herzog therefore knows what awaits him when, some years later, he engages Kinski to work with him on AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, their first film together. Four more films will follow. MY BEST FIEND is a film about the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski - utterly puzzling to outsiders - about deep trust between an actor and a director, and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to murder one another.
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1999
Director Werner Herzog
Cinematography Peter Zeitlinger
Joe Bini
Popol Vuh
Cast Guillermo Rios, Justo Gonzales, Benino Moreno Placido, Baron von der Recke, Beat Pressner, Claudia Cardinale, Eva Mattes, Andres Vicente
Producer Lucki Stipetic
Production Companies Café-Productions/London, Zephir Filmverleih/Duesseldorf, in cooperation with ARTE, WDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, YLE
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cannes 1999 (Special Screening/Out of Competition), Munich 1999, Gothenburg 2000, Fidmarseille 2005 (Retrospective), Kerala 2010, Helsinki 2012, Sheffield Doc Fest 2013, Nyon 2019
German Distributor Zephir Filmverleih/Duesseldorf

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