On November 20 1971, Klaus Kinski wanted “to tell mankind's most exciting story - The story of Jesus Christ”. But he couldn't. The stage performance of the scandal-ridden actor kept being interrupted by an audience that did not want a sermon, but a discussion instead.
“Jesus Christ Saviour” by Peter Geyer shows a tumultuous evening of back and forth insults, the struggle of an actor to have his say, a theatrical happening in a time critical of authority and the spectacular failure of an attempt to better the world through literary means. Making use of all available picture and sound clips from the evening, Geyer creates an intimate impression of the live experience, a testimony to an extraordinary moment and an exceptional artist.