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Directed by
Werner Herzog 
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Werner Herzog  writer

Cinematography by
Dietrich Lohmann 
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein 
Film Editing by
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus 
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Werner Herzog .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Massnahmen gegen Fanatiker" - West Germany (original title)
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USA:12 min
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It must lose something in the translation., 28 December 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Massnahmen Gegen Fanatiker" is a German documentary short by Werner Herzog. While I noticed that some reviewers loved it and thought it to be a brilliant mockumentary, as an American who watching the film it all seemed very pointless...even stupid. Now I am NOT being critical of the film--more saying that whatever the joke is, I cannot fathom it and think this will be the reaction non-Germans will have when they see the film. Why is it funny or clever? I have no idea! My advice is to see the film with a German friend--so they can explain it and why it's a good film. As for me, I just felt lost and confused. All I saw were some nutty folks who just rambled on and on and on....and on.

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