Kaspar Hauser lives in chains, in a prison of sorts, where he cannot see or speak to anyone. He passes the time playing with a little wooden toy, eating and sleeping. One day, a stranger pulls him out, teaches him to walk and talk and then leaves him in the middle of a square with a letter in his hand addressed to the authorities, requesting that they take care of the foundling. After a period of turmoil, Kaspar is taken in by Doctor Daumer, who teaches him to read and write, gives him lessons in music, logic and ethics, and holds long conversations with him, surprised by Kaspar’s extraordinary abilities. Twice, though, Kaspar is attacked by a stranger, who on the second attempt succeeds in killing him. —Thessaloniki International Film Festival
One of the most influential filmmakers in New German Cinema and one of the most extreme personalities in film, Werner Herzog quickly gained recognition not only for creating some of the most fantastic narratives in the Film history, but for pushing himself and his crew to absurd and unprecedented lengths, again and again, in order to achieve the effects he demanded. Born Werner Stipetic in Munich on September 5, 1942, Herzog came of age in Sachrang, Bavaria, amid extreme poverty and destitution. After Herzog turned seventeen, a German film producer optioned one of his screenplays, then promptly destroyed the contract when he discovered the author’s age. Circa 1962, 20-year-old Herzog enrolled in the University of Munich as a history and literature student, and produced his first motion picture, the twelve minute Herakles, his second short Game in the Sand, and his third, the pacifist tract The Unprecedented Defense of Fortress Deutschkreuz.In 1963, he established his own production… read more
The heart of 78-year-old actor, painter and musician Bruno Schleinstein has failed him, reports the German Press Agency. From the Wikipedia
An interview with the director upon the release of The Bad Lieutenant and My Son, My Son.
“O Enigma de Kaspar Hauser” é um filme sobre o homem e as diversas questões que existem sobre nós mesmos. Através do desenvolvimento de um ser de origens misteriosas que nunca antes havia tido contato… read review
Herzog is a favorite of mine and this film perfectly illustrates why. The performance by Bruno S. is hypnotizing. The actor seems to be receiving a transmission as opposed to acting. The film embraces… read review