the Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (W. Herzog, 1974)

Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
Every man for himself and God against them all
DE (w.), 110 min


the first of herzog’s two films starring the very intriguing bruno s.
based on the true and mysterious story of kaspar hauser,
the 19th-century german near-feral manchild,
depicted above.


A young man suddenly appeared in the street in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note. The “foundling” (Findling) later explained that he had been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life and had only just been released, for reasons unknown…