In honor of the Film Independent Forum this month, we bring you a short film from our Key Note speaker, Werner Herzog. Precautions Against Fanatics or Massnahmen gegen Fanatiker, is a series of interviews with men who are charged to protect horses from horse fanatics. It is at once absurd, hilarious and charming as one would expect from an Herzog film. Enjoy!

Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Cast: Petar Radenkovic, Mario Adorf, Hans Tiedemann, Herbert Hisel, Peter Schamoni

Werner Herzog (real name Werner H. Stipetic) was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and never saw any films, television, or telephones as a child.

He started travelling on foot from the age of 14. He made his first phone call at the age of 17. During high school he worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory to produce his first films and made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than fifty films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.

werner herzog – precautions against fanatics 1969 by Blatszz

October 3rd, 2011 • No Comments

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