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Winner - Audience Award, Best Documentary, São Paulo International Film Festival, 1999

“One of the great portraits of artists fighting, even with murderous rage, to reach the sublime.” - San Francisco Chronicle

Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski are both icons in their own right, and their five feature film collaborations were an explosion of unbridled artistry. But those fireworks were just as powerful off-camera, where the two creative supernovas would clash to the point of devising genuine plans to murder one another.

Following Kinski’s death, Herzog created this simultaneously touching and damning tribute to their partnership, a fascinating and often hilarious exploration of irreconcilable differences and unchecked hatred coalescing in powerful beauty.

In German, English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Want more Werner? Explore our retrospective The Myth is Reality: A Survey of Docs by Werner Herzog. Discover a curated selection of documentaries from the esteemed and influential filmmaker, writer, actor and pop culture icon.

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    • Werner Herzog

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