Jesus Christ Savior
April 6, 2011 5:46 PM   Subscribe

Klaus Kinski as Jesus Christ: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5 :: 6 :: 7 :: 8 :: 9
posted by puny human (19 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
His autobiography is totally depressing.
posted by parmanparman at 6:00 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Been meaning to see this for a long time now. Thanks for posting this.

I'll take the opportunity to recommend Kinski's literally unbelievable autobiography, Kinski Uncut, which is probably the single most entertaining, audacious, full-of-shit, insanely marvelous (auto)biography you will ever read. I'm pretty certain that not a single word in it is true - which is exactly why it's such a great autobiography.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:01 PM on April 6, 2011

On non-preview: That was pretty funny. And we're talking about the same book! It contains multitudes, I tell you.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:02 PM on April 6, 2011

posted by bonobothegreat at 6:02 PM on April 6, 2011

Sounds in good company with Beneath the Underdog.
posted by SomaSoda at 6:04 PM on April 6, 2011

Thanks, saw this at the Berlinale with a flask of absinthe and I'm glad to see it again. Also loved his autobiography & wrote something about it here.
posted by muckster at 6:05 PM on April 6, 2011

This guy would have been great in The Great Silence. Alas, we will never know.
posted by Senator at 6:06 PM on April 6, 2011

The first heckler is part of the act, right?
posted by geoff. at 6:06 PM on April 6, 2011

Yes! It's very much like Beneath the Underdog! Man, I gotta revisit that one.
I'm told that Richard Beymer's (!!) autobio, Impostor, is in a similar vein. It's been on my to-read list for a while now.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:10 PM on April 6, 2011

"The first heckler is part of the act, right?"

I don't think so geoff.

Some more background and info in this comment from imdb.
posted by puny human at 6:25 PM on April 6, 2011

Wow, I saw some bits and pieces of this in "My Best Fiend" but can't wait to watch all of this. And yes, his autobiography, which was called "All I Need is Love" (I assume it's the same thing as Kinski Uncut) is a wondrous thing indeed.
posted by ghastlyfop at 6:45 PM on April 6, 2011

From the director of "Nosferatu the Vampyre and "Jack the Ripper" comes a horror classic... "Jesus"!
posted by markkraft at 7:02 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

(Watching this makes me want to see Klaus Kinski working on a project with Blixa Bargeld, after being locked in a room with several huge tourines of coffee, multiple lines of cocaine, a half-pound of angel dust, and a belt sander.)
posted by markkraft at 7:15 PM on April 6, 2011

This is what I call lightning the stage!
posted by Meatafoecure at 8:28 PM on April 6, 2011

Saw this at the Wellington film festival in 2009. One of the joys was watching a young German guy in the row ahead, just convulsed with laughter and disbelief. Germany in the early '70s had been a closed book to him, and the film was obviously a revelation. As we passed him on the way out, he was asking his friends, "so, did that really happen?"
posted by Sonny Jim at 2:24 AM on April 7, 2011

By golly, that boy could have been a hell of a televangelist.
posted by nicolin at 4:11 AM on April 7, 2011

He was a real intense and great actor. I really recommend his movies with Werner Herzog, especially Aguirre: The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo .
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead at 6:06 AM on April 7, 2011

My mouse is now cowering in horror after the ferocity with which I favourited this post, many thanks!
posted by nfg at 6:23 AM on April 7, 2011

Kinski was a mad god. Thanks for posting.
posted by Lokisbane at 10:21 AM on April 7, 2011

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