i must watch this one. :)
"Why is everything so hard for me? Why can't I play the piano like I can breathe?" Kaspar is, in fact, an enigma. We are told the beginning, middle and end, but made to watch all the same. Instead of an exercise in why, things shift to the inexplicable -as though told by the protagonist. What a narrow color bandwidth -all blue. Absurdity is ripe in every scene. Well composed and content in its wonder. Very Van Gogh.
Winner of three awards at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival, Herzog's fable about the nature of civilized man is an interesting companion piece to Truffaut's The Wild Child and features a mesmeric performance by Bruno S. as the mysterious Kaspar Hauser who is abandoned in Nuremberg's town square after spending most of his life chained up in a basement. Nice to see Fassbinder regular Brigitte Mira in a supporting role....
"It seems to me that my coming into this world was a very hard fall." I understand, Kaspar
With this and LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS, herzog has given me a superb one-two emotional punch right in the heart. I, hereby, K.O'ed.
"Batu-bato sa langit. Ang tamaan ay wag magagalit. Hari ng kulog, hari ng ingay. Tamaan ka rin ng kidlat tahimik." :P
"Prima devo riuscire a capire meglio le cose che vedo, poi potrò pensare al resto" Kaspar