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My Best Fiend Movie Review Summary

Actors: Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, Claudia Cardinale, Eva Mattes

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MY BEST FIEND is a documentary directed in 1999 by german director Werner Herzog about his relations with actor Klaus Kinski who was the lead actor of five Herzog movies before his death in 1991.

MY BEST FIEND includes interviews of Herzog, Eva Mattes (Woyzeck) and Claudia Cardinale (Fitzcarraldo) as well as footage shot during the filming of AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD. Enjoy also a rare footage of Mick Jagger performance in FITZCARRALDO before Jason Robards's illness stopped the production.

Was Klaus Kinski a psychotic or a genius ? The movie doesn't answer this question but is a superb homage to a friendship that produced numerous cinematographic masterpieces.

Highly recommended.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Hispanic/Spanish    -   German Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Eastern Europe The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Snakes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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