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Directed by
Werner Herzog 
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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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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Kind of Fake-Documentation short - very funny, 7 March 2005
Author: werner-j-busch from Germany

"Measures Against Fanatics" (BRD 1969) is a kind of fake documentation, containing some loose scenes where people on a horse-racing circuit talk about the way they prevent the horses of fanatics. But an old grandpa - hardly breathing - has his own opinions about that...

Very amusing and curious Shortmovie from Werner Herzogs early years, including a very funny (and rare) performance by Peter Schamoni. Also, Mario Adorf can be seen in a short but cool supporting role. A must-see.

This rare movie is an extra on the DVD of "Lebenszeichen" (BRD 1968). The first 90min picture by Werner Herzog. Also "Last Words" (BRD 1967) and "The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz" (BRD 1967) are extras on this DVD.

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