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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser


Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge View All


Werner Herzog (Screenplay), Werner Herzog (Director) View All

Release: Nov. 1st, 1974
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who feeds him.
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As I watched I asked myself: "Am I looking at someone with developmental delays?"; "Am I looking at someone who is trying to act like someone with developmental delays?"; "Am I looking at an actor who is doing a good job of looking like someone who is pretending to have developmental delays?"; and s....
Jeff Costello
The film featured some bizzare and absurd moments like the street circus scene, which were very riveting, aswell as the connection to Kaspar's isolation and peculiarity.


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