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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 »


(age 78) in Berlin, Germany

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

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2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bruno Schleinstein


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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On Bruno's fading fame: Everybody threw him away. See more »


Purchased a piano with his income from The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) -- see Stroszek (1977) for details. See more »

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