Jesus Christ Saviour (2008)
aka Jesus Christus Erlöser
Genre: Live Performance | Documentary
Country: Germany | Director: Peter Geyer
Language: German | Subtitles: English, Polish, Spanish,
Portuguese, Italian & Russian (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 84mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 762×576 – 25fps – 1.55gb
One of a kind film record of a performance of Klaus Kinski of a spoken word piece on Jesus. Kinski hoped it would result in a tour, it ended up becoming a legendary evening of failure and triumph. The problem was that in 1971 the audience was more interested in challenging Kinski then listening to what he was saying so they mistook his desire to deliver his piece on Jesus and his teachings as Kinski’s call to be proclaimed Christ reborn. It was an on again off again affair that lasted until past 2 AM when alone with 100 people Kinski finally got to deliver the full piece.
The film was pieced together from an audio recording and the film shot that night to record the event. Its an intense emotional film where we watch the mob attempt to destroy the performer. As Kinski is quoted as saying at least they let Jesus speak before they nailed him to the cross. The performance filmed with few cut aways is possibly the most intense Kinski performance you’re ever likely to see.
The piece Kinski wrote to perform is a masterful restatement of what Jesus is and is perhaps as clear a statement of why God isn’t listening as one might ever get. Its a wonderful record of what happened and it’s you are there feel is just as frustrating as the jerks who need to speak wreck what should have been a magical evening. Possibly one of the best filmed records of any event you’re likely to see, it contains a brilliant performance by Klaus Kinski as you are ever going to see, speaking some of the most enlightening words that almost no one has ever heard.