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Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski ()


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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour... See more »

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Benino Moreno Placido ...
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Fitzcarraldo (archiveFootage)
Guillermo Ríos ...
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Walter Saxer ...
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Lucki Stipetic ...
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Baron van der Recke ...
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Baronin van der Recke ...
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Andrés Vicente ...
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Directed by

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Werner Herzog

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Christine Ruppert ... executive producer
Andre Singer ... executive producer (as André Singer)
Lucki Stipetic ... producer
James Mitchell ... executive producer (uncredited)
Sabine Rollberg ... producer (uncredited)

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Popol Vuh

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Peter Zeitlinger

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Joe Bini

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Anthony Greenberg ... post production assistant
Renate Hähmer ... assistant editor (as Renate Hähner)
Thad Povey ... assistant editor
Thomas Staunton ... assistant editor

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Ulrich Bergfelder

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Ulrich Bergfelder ... production manager

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Herbert Golder ... assistant director

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Dave Nelson ... re-recording mixer
Hubertus Rath ... sound mixer
Josh Rosen ... audio editor
Chris Simon ... additional sound services
Eric Spitzer ... sound

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Les Blank ... additional camera
Erik Söllner ... assistant camera
Silvia Zeitlinger Vas ... still photographer (as Silvia Vas)
Werner Janoud ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Monika Kostinek ... administration
Stefan Rüll ... legal counsel
Anja Schmidt-Zäringer ... continuity
David Silberberg ... archive researcher

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Claudia Cardinale ... thanks
Justo González ... thanks
Eva Mattes ... thanks
Bill Pence ... thanks
Benino Moreno Placido ... thanks
Beat Presser ... thanks
Guillermo Ríos ... thanks
Baron van der Recke ... thanks
Baronin van der Recke ... thanks
José Koechlin von Stein ... thanks (as José Kocchlin von Stein)

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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour fit of rage, Kinski completely destroyed the bathroom. From this chaos, a violent, love-hate, profoundly creative partnership was born. In 1972, Herzog cast Kinski in Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). Four more films would follow. In this personal documentary, Herzog traces the often violent ups and downs of their relationship, revisiting the various locations of their films and talking to the people they worked with. Written by L.H. Wong

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Also Known As
  • Mein liebster Feind (Germany)
  • My Best Fiend (United Kingdom)
  • My Best Fiend (Europe, English title)
  • My Best Fiend (World-wide, English title)
  • My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski (World-wide, English title)
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  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In some footage of one of his notorious on-set flare-ups, Klaus Kinski yells at Werner Herzog that he's "a dwarf director!" This apparently random insult is a specific reference to Herzog's movie Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in American Beauty/Blue Streak/For Love of the Game (1999). See more »
Quotes Werner Herzog: Every grey hair on my head, I call Kinski.
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