The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Herzog’s film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note; he later explained that he had been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life that he could remember, and only recently was he released, for reasons unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society, with intriguing results.

Certificate: PG     Distributor: BFI Distribution

Dir. Werner Herzog, Germany, 1974, 110 mins, German

Cast:  Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira

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