• Film ID:
  • 3428
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=105 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Germany.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • German.
THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER (1975)
(JEDER FUR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE)
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19th century Germany: Kaspar arrives like a time traveller, found standing in a sleepy town square, his origins shrouded in mystery. After learning to talk, he tells of being kept in a cellar and never having seen a human being. The learned confront this enigma with the power of their logic, dissection and annotation, but Kaspar shows up the limitations of such rationalism. Not the same dizzy folly as Aguirre, but Herzog's similarly long perspective conjures as powerful a picture of man's aimless tracks through an impassive landscape. Stunning.
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