Thursday, August 12, 2010

Der Bruno

Bruno S, star of Werner Herzog's Kaspar Hauser and Stroscek, is dead. He was a unique presence in film, and hugely affective - he compelled attention, he made you watch him and listen to him. He embodies Kaspar's sense of alienness, his constantly developing relation with the world. In Stroscek, he has a wonderful blend of innocence and knowingness, a way of watching things that makes him seem like a sponge, soaking it all up. They are brilliant films, in no small part due to Bruno> You catch his personality - his way of moving, reacting, which is utterly unique.

He was truly fantastic. It's sad to hear he's gone.

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