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Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Truths
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My Best Fiend

Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski

Directed by Werner Herzog
Germany, United Kingdom, 1999
  • German
  • English, French
Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Truths


In this personal documentary, the director recalls the highs, the lows and the heated quarrels that marked his relationship with Kinski, returning to the very apartment in Munich where they first met and revisiting all the places where they made their films.

Our take

Werner Herzog perhaps has never made a more personal documentary than this bittersweet portrait of his notorious (and possibly mad?) leading man, Klaus Kinski, the star of his films Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, and Cobra Verde.

My Best Fiend Directed by Werner Herzog

Awards & Festivals

São Paulo International Film Festival

1999 | 2 wins including: Best Documentary (Audience Award)

European Film Awards

1999 | Nominee: European Documentary

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