The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für Sich und Gott Gegen Alle) (1974)

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Werner Herzog's internationally acclaimed 'breakthrough' film is based on the story of the 19th century child genius Kaspar Hauser. Appearing mysteriously in a Nuremburg square, 18 year old Kaspar is a 'wild' boy who is unable to talk, or to dress himself. Taken into the home of a local doctor who tries to civilize him, Kaspar, who claims to have been kept in a dungeon since his birth, soon reveals prodigious intelligence and a gift for prophecy.
Proclaimed an 'idiot savant', the mystery surrounding Kaspar's origins is used by Herzog to explore the notion of intellectual growth devoid of any social stimulation. The winner of the 1975 Grand Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this poignant, often funny, and unforgettable tale of 'the enigma of the century' - punctuated by a brilliant performance by Bruno S - is arguably Herzog's greatest film.
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Starring
Bruno S.
Walter Ladengast
Brigitte Mira
Willy Semmelrogge
Michael Kroecher
Hans Musaeus
Marcus Weller
Gloria Doer
Volker Prechtel
Herbert Achternbusch
Wolfgang Bauer
Wilhelm Bayer
Franz Brumbach
Directed by
Werner Herzog
Music
Florian Fricke
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(73:53)
Drama 1974 109:35 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 1.75:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Audio Commentary-Werner Herzog (Director) And Norman Hill (Journalist), Biographies-Crew-Werner Herzog, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Herzog Collection
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