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Bruno S. (1932–2010)


The unwanted son of a prostitute, Bruno S. was beaten so severely by his mother at age 3 that he became temporarily deaf. This led to his placement in a mental institution; he spent the next 23 years in various institutions, often running afoul of the law. Despite this past, he a self-taught painter and musician; while these were his favorite ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Berlin, Germany

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Known For

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
(1974)
Stroszek
Stroszek Der Bruno Stroszek
(1977)
Avé
Avé Viki's Grandfather
(2011)

Filmography

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 2011 Avé
Viki's Grandfather
 2009 Phantomanie
Bruno S.
 1983 Frontstadt
 1977 Liebe das Leben, lebe das Lieben
Bandoneonspieler
 1977 Stroszek
Der Bruno Stroszek
Hide Hide Show Show Composer (2 credits)
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 1974 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (musician: piano improvisation - uncredited)
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 2008 Aspekte (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode dated 4 April 2008 (2008) ... Himself (as Bruno Schleinstein)
 2003 Bruno S. - Die Fremde ist der Tod (Documentary)
Himself
 1978 I Am My Films - A Portrait of Werner Herzog (Documentary)
Stroszek
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 2011 Lola - Der Deutsche Filmpreis 2011 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Memorial Tribute
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bruno Schleinstein

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

On America: Bruno is still being pushed around, not physically but spiritually; here they hurt you with a smile. See more »

Trivia:

Director Werner Herzog once named him the "unknown soldier of German cinema". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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