The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
Werner Herzog tells the true story of a barely vocal young man who appears in 1820s Nuremberg.
W Germany 1974
Dir Werner Herzog
With Bruno S, Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira
Herzog uses the true story of Hauser – a young adult who suddenly appeared, barely able to speak or stand, in 1820s Nuremberg, seemingly having been incarcerated until that time – as a way of exploring the aspirations, assumptions and shortcomings of ‘civilisation’. The inspired casting of Bruno S as the outsider protagonist reaps many rewards, while the imagery is as vividly memorable as a dream.
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