My Best Fiend

2010 Alumni

In this personal essay film, Werner Herzog reflects on his friendship with the tempestuous actor Klaus Kinski whose memorable collaborations with the director include Aguirre, Nosferatu, Woyzeck and Fitzcarraldo. “He was such an intense man,” said Herzog, “something that naturally frightens most people. But often he was a joy and…he was one of the few people I ever learned anything from.” Drawing upon rare footage and scenes from Kinski’s films, Herzog explores the myths and truths of their relationship.



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Director: Werner Herzog
Running Time: 95 minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 1999