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FilmEdie's rating of the film Kaspar Hauser - Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle

Herzog, on his historical 'Enigma' (or the way better, less American, title 'Every Man for Himself and God Against All'): “It is not the accountant's truth of cinema vérité; it is an ecstatic truth...” Which, when you write a film based on an extraordinary story, then just happen to find, by chance, an unknown with an improbably similar story to play the lead, seems a reasonable claim. Existential & ambitious. 4.25