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Werner Herzog: A foot soldier of cinema

A new book of interviews with the director will remind lapsed fans why they fell in love with him

Werner Herzog, left, and Klaus Kinski on the set of Cobra Verde (1987). © Photos 12/Alamy

Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed—Conversations with Paul Cronin (Faber, £30)

In 1978, my husband and I named our older son Bruno—partly after the great Polish writer Bruno Schulz and partly after Bruno S, the actor who played the title role in Werner Herzog’s The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974). At that time, we and our friends—writers,…

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