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August 15, 2010 3:17 PM   Subscribe

Earlier this week, on August 11th, the street performer, musician, and actor Bruno Schleinstein passed away. After spending much of his youth in mental institutions, "Bruno S" became famous when German filmmaker Werner Herzog cast him as the lead character in two seminal German New Wave films, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser and Stroszek.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by oulipian at 3:22 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by Donnie VandenBos at 3:35 PM on August 15, 2010


And here is a clip of Stroszek's notoriously strange last scene, featuring Bruno S, a dancing chicken, a drum-playing duck, and a clever rabbit.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 3:38 PM on August 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by Joe Beese at 3:51 PM on August 15, 2010


He was such an interesting actor. Stroszek and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser are two of my favorite films.

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posted by Dismantled King at 4:00 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by localroger at 4:59 PM on August 15, 2010


In his unique way, a very lovely man.

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posted by Dee Xtrovert at 5:30 PM on August 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh at 5:40 PM on August 15, 2010


the first line of the second verse of Color Bars by Elliott Smith is "Bruno S. is a man to me".
posted by sineater at 6:02 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by hap_hazard at 6:36 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by Opposite George at 6:51 PM on August 15, 2010


You've been such a short time in the world, Kaspar.

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posted by benzenedream at 8:05 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by seawallrunner at 8:46 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by Rumple at 8:47 PM on August 15, 2010


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posted by peterkins at 4:23 AM on August 16, 2010


Two of my favorite films.

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posted by MarshallPoe at 6:35 AM on August 16, 2010


Ah, thanks for posting this. I would have missed it. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser is such a special film--Herzog at his finest.
posted by Kafkaesque at 5:44 PM on August 16, 2010


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