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Massnahmen gegen Fanatiker (1969)

The film features several horse trainers and other track workers talking about their roles at the track, always eventually interrupted by an older man who claims to be the true authority, ... See full summary »

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Petar Radenkovic Petar Radenkovic
Mario Adorf
Hans Tiedemann Hans Tiedemann
Herbert Hisel Herbert Hisel
Peter Schamoni Peter Schamoni
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The film features several horse trainers and other track workers talking about their roles at the track, always eventually interrupted by an older man who claims to be the true authority, and demands that they be thrown out. One recurring young man, the first to appear, claims that he protects the horses from enthusiastic racing fans. He does not appear to be employed by the track, but seems to provide his services voluntarily. His protection from "fanatics" gives the film its title. The film is shot in a documentary style, but the sheer implausibility of the dialogue leaves the exact nature of the film ambiguous.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Measures Against Fanatics See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Kind of Fake-Documentation short - very funny
7 March 2005 | by werner-j-buschSee all my reviews

"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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