In 1986, director David Schmoeller worked with notoriously eccentric and tantrum-prone actor Klaus Kinski on horror triller Crawlspace. Now, Schmoeller talks about this shoot and how it almost ended with crew lynching the actor.
Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolo Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and honest insight into his own life; a life of extremities
Echo of Klaus Kinski's broken dream, in the face of Werner Herzog's multiple rejections to direct his script on the mad violonist Paganini. A psychedelic trance capturing the visions of a madman; traces of a film that could have existed.
A film that describes the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski, the deep trust between the director and the actor, and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to murder one another.