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Kaspar Hauser - Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle

Werner Herzog West Germany, 1974

jtj's rating of the film The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Watching a few of the Herzog films here, I remember how his films acclimate me over time. It does not happen over the course of one film, particularly with his earlier features (there is a different logic to his documentaries; their pleasure and humor tend to be more direct). Eventually, though, I can see them as hilarious and devastating kinetic canvases. This film is a prime example of that tuning process.