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Abroad - From Berlin’s Hole of Forgottenness, a Spell of Songs
After appearing in a 1970 documentary, he was discovered by German New Wave film director Werner Herzog. Herzog cast Bruno as the star of two of his movies: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) and Stroszek (1977). I saw both of those movies when they came out much later in the 1990s on DVD. It was clear in the movies that Bruno was carrying a lot of mental baggage, probably from those terrible early years he spent alone in institutions.
Here's a clip from Stroszek showing Bruno S. performing in a real Berlin neighborhood. In the NYT article, there is a also a recent video link of Bruno playing his instruments.
After the release of these two movies, Bruno S. dropped off the media map.
It was very inspirational to see that the resilient Bruno S. was still playing his music (and creating his artwork) in Berlin at age 76. You go, Bruno!
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