Documentaries

JESUS CHRISTUS ERLÖSER

JESUS CHRIST SAVIOUR
Peter Geyer
DEU 2008
84min
V'08

Berlin's Deutschlandhalle on 20 November, 1971. The lonesome figure of actor Klaus Kinski appears in the spotlight on an empty stage to recite his own text, «Jesus Christus Erlöser». The performance marks the realisation of a project which had preoccupied him for more than ten years. Peter Geyer's film portrays the actor's attempt - that was to last an entire evening - to recite his text. The first performance ended in tumult. Kinski later wrote in his autobiography: «It's just like two thousand years ago. This mob is as godawful as the Pharisees. And at least they allowed Jesus to finish speaking before they nailed him to the cross.»

Credits
  • Klaus Kinski
  • Klaus Kinski
  • Floridan Tonstudios
  • Peter Geyer
  • Konrad Bohley
  • Michael Dreher
  • Florian Käppler
  • Daniel Requardt
Kinski Productions Hamraakoppel 101 22395 Hamburg, Deutschland T 40 881 659 920 geyer@kinski.de

Kinski Productions Hamraakoppel 101 22395 Hamburg, Deutschland T 40 881 659 920 geyer@kinski.de

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