Klaus Kinski – Kinski Paganini [Director’s Cut] (1989)


Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary “devil violinist” Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Klaus Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and honest insight into his own life; a life of extremities.

The background of this roller coaster ride through the life of Kinski-Paganini is a spectacular concert, at which Paganini as “diabolical vampire with a violin” with his emotionally irresistible music, sets the audience on fire. Thus Kinski-Paganini leads us through segments of his past and, like a diabolical magician, foretells and envisions for us his unavoidable destiny. During the overpower performance of Paganini´s music we relive, through the unchecked mind of the demonical virtuoso, the main episodes of his damned life that was continually dominated by his three great passions: the violin, women and money. Also stars Deborah Caprioglio (Kinski’s wife at the time), Nikolai Kinski & Eva Grimaldi. Continue reading