My Best Fiend

8.9/10

In the 1950s, when Werner Herzog was 13, he was sharing an apartment with Klaus Kinski, an ego-maniacal live-wire. In an unabated, 48 hour fit of rage, Kinski destroyed every piece of furniture in sight. From this chaos, a beautiful albeit volatile partnership was born.

In 1972, Herzog cast Kinski in Aguirre, The Wrath of God. Four more films would follow. In this personal documentary, Herzog traces the often violent up and downs of their relationship, revisiting Munich apartment where they first met – and thrashed, and the various locations of their films.

Released 1999. Director: Werner Herzog.

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  • Ert

    Werner Herzog + Klaus Kinski are two of my favorite artists, I’m so happy to see this documentary being displayed on this website. Thank you so much! I didn’t even know it existed.

  • UK Luke

    Very moving study of friendship. Well worth the investment of time to see it all the way through. Don’t enjoy Kinski on screen — a little goes a long way — but starting to really appreciate Herzog’s movies. I must hunt down a few more of his works.

  • Mysterymr

    for some reason as of 6/19/2014 both parts 1 & 2 show some crap about how planned parenthood is awfully progressive….. until you click the box in lower left corner with russian letters…. then you actually get to see the documentary…..

  • Patricia Landaetta

    During my teen years I enjoyed Mr. Kinski and Mr. Herzog’s movies.. They were totally different from the American style of movies and I was just mesmerized by this style of movies. I loved the egomaniac personality of Kinski, for me he was a true artist, who will become whatever he was playing. The cinematography was just on point.. I am so glad my son introduced me to this documentary… Great way to show the madness and geniality of two wonderful artists..thank you again.. truly enjoyed it…

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