The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by Werner Herzog

KASPAR HAUSER is based on the true story of 19th century Germany in which a full-grown man turned up out of nowhere. Barely able to walk and talk, Kaspar promptly became the focus of the entire nation and the target of an army of doctors, scientists and educationalists wanting to exploit this strange subject. A brilliant performance by Bruno S makes this arguably Herzog’s warmest and most poignant feature. Gorgeous in a new 35mm print.

110 minutes

Country of origin:
West Germany

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