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I Am My Films - A Portrait of Werner Herzog (1978)

Was ich bin, sind meine Filme (original title)
"I Am My Films - A Portrait of Werner Herzog" - Herzog is one of the most important German auteur filmmakers and certainly also one of the most passionate. For his film projects, he does ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Bruno S. ... Stroszek
Eva Mattes ... Eva
Burkhard Driest Burkhard Driest
Wilhelm von Homburg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Werner Herzog ... Himself
Klaus Kinski ... Voice
Thomas Mauch ... Himself
Laurens Straub Laurens Straub ... Himself
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"I Am My Films - A Portrait of Werner Herzog" - Herzog is one of the most important German auteur filmmakers and certainly also one of the most passionate. For his film projects, he does not shy away from even the most extreme conditions and often leads himself and his team to the edge of physical and mental resilience. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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19 April 1979 (USA) See more »

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The source of my love for the films of Werner Herzog
10 May 2008 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Want to know why I love the films of Werner Herzog (he's possibly my favorite director)? This is the reason. In my film class in high school we were shown this film and several of his films.The result was a life long passion for the man and his movies. The film is an interview done at the time of Stroszek, it has Herzog talking about each film, talking about their creation and what he hoped to achieve. Its the director explaining his films in a way that enlightens on more than just a cinematic level. Herzog not only talks about his films but also his larger ideas about what film is, both fiction and documentary. One of the reasons this film is so powerful is that we get some of the more hypnotic scenes from his films, the decent in Aguirre, The procession from Even Dwarfs Started Small, the volcano that wouldn't blow up, and on and on, all explained by the man himself, all hung out so that their beauty might tempt us to dive deeper into his back catalog. The result is that we get a greater appreciation for what we are seeing in the films he talks about and cinema itself. Its magic. Its the best sort of documentary, the subject in his own words. Its one of the best (filmmaker) portraits I've seen and an interesting companion piece to Herzog's My Best Friend, where Herzog once again talks about his films, though with a bend toward his Klaus Kinski films. This film will help you understand what he is doing better than any other film, article or book. If you love films you need to see this, more so if you love the films of Werner Herzog. Just see this film.


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