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Paganini (1989)

Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through ... See full summary »

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Klaus Kinski

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Klaus Kinski
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Credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... Niccolò Paganini
Debora Caprioglio ... Antonia Bianchi (as Debora Kinski)
Nikolai Kinski ... Achille Paganini
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Helene von Feuerbach
Tosca D'Aquino ... Angiolina Cavanna
Eva Grimaldi ... Marie Anna Elise Bonaparte
Beba Balteano Beba Balteano ... Carol Watson
Fabio Carfora Fabio Carfora ... Mr. Watson
Donatella Rettore Donatella Rettore ... Miss Wells
Bernard Blier ... Pater Caffarelli
André Thorent André Thorent ... Galvano
Marcel Marceau ... Pantomime
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vittorio Ciorcalo Vittorio Ciorcalo
Niels Gullov Niels Gullov
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Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers an incredibly profound and honest insight into his own life; a life of extremities. Written by kinski-paganini.de

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

Klaus Kinski's last film. See more »

Quotes

Niccolò Paganini: Music comes from fire, from the inside of the earth, the sea, the heaven. The Italian heaven is framed of fire. ltaly is the land of fires.
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Alternate Versions

A 95 min "versione originale" director's cut is available on the new German 2 DVD set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Best Fiend (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra N.1 in D Major, Op.6
Performed by Salvatore Accardo (violin) and London Philharmonic Orchestra (Charles Dutoit)
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One bizarre but fascinating vision and experience
2 December 2001 | by water-5See all my reviews

In this movie, Kinski gives his last great performance as the 19th century italian violin virtuoso Nicolo Paganini. People even say that Kinski is his reincarnation. At least, what we can say is that Kinski adopted the violin player's lifestyle. Paganini, in his time, was considered the first "rock star" even though rock wasn't even invented yet because he lived a life saturated with late parties, orgies and sexcapades of all kinds. No moral law, Carpe Diem all the way! Kinski was working on this project since the early 1970s. It was his little baby. And even though its narration is without any narration, with no genuinelike biographical anecdotes, its incoherent editing illustrates with wit, passion and violence what the murky worlds of Paganini and Kinski were all about. But beware, sensible people should pass this one.


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Official Sites:

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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 May 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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