"Mother, I am so far away from everything."
an enigma i wish i could understand.
"I am distant from all things..."
Such a cruel and beautiful film. Will always be my favorite Herzog.
"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.
Self-important. Further, it promotes lyricism as an alternative to rationalism. Sure, it doesn't make a lick of sense that someone could live in an unmoving position for seventeen, but if it's all set to Mozart and noble savage sensibilities then...forget it?
Schleinstein's performance was brilliant!
"A man doesn't have to be as tall as the tower he builds."
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
Esta película me cambió la manera de ver el lenguaje
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
too good, perfect, love it enormously !
one of my favorite herzog's films. beautiful
this is pure perfection.
possibly one of the greatest movies I ever saw.
Mines in the mail. Can't wait!
A film that smells of Europe: the more Herzog films I watch, the more I admire this director!
I love this film and yes, I do have 481 reasons to love Herzog's films. 5 stars out of 5 for this visually beautiful enigma.
Wonderful film, maybe Herzogs best with Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre
****1/2 . Werner Herzog, in a few scenes, manages to recreate the romantic Germany of Goethe, Eichendorff or the brothers Grimm. This is what we may call visionary cinema. The performance of Bruno S. is also incredible. Almost a masterpiece.
I loved every quiet moment of this movie.
every man for himself and god against all..
Answers none of the questions surrounding Kaspar Hauser's background, and that's how it should remain, a mystery.
my like world films number onee..
does anyone know what the front cover is about?
i'm assuming that the male on the ground is Hauser, but what is the black thing behind him?
My all time favorite film.