My Best Fiend (Mein Liebster Feind-Klaus Kinski) (1999)

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Werner Herzog made five films with the fiery, unpredictable and brilliant Klaus Kinski. On more than one occasion he threatened to murder him. One of the most infamous pairings in movie history, Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog joined forces, and most often banged heads, to produce some of the greatest films of the 70s and 80s.

My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind) is Herzog's oddly tranquil ode to their cathartic relationship, which began when a 14 year-old Herzog met the wild, starving young actor while living in the same apartment. Years later he hired Kinski to play Aguirre, the mad, power obsessed Spanish conquistador in a role close to Kinski's heart. Herzog revisits the scene for this film, among others, as he recounts, not only Kinski's on-set ravings, outbursts and megalomania - Herzog promised to kill Kinski when he threatened to leave the shoot - but the tender moments underlying their combustible relationship.

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Isabelle Adjani
Claudia Cardinale
Justo González
Werner Herzog
Mick Jagger
Klaus Kinski
Eva Mattes
Benino Moreno Placido
Beat Presser
Guillermo Ríos
Jason Robards
Maximilian Schell
Andrés Vicente
Directed by
Werner Herzog
Popol Vuh
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Documentary 1999 98:55 (Case: 100) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.75:1, 16x9 Enhanced
German Dolby Digital 2.0 (256Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Herzog Collection
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