Kaspar Hauser

  • 1993
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Drama, Historical

Not to be confused with Werner Herzog's metaphysical tour de force, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL, aka THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, this 1993 German film proposes a solution to one of history's most baffling puzzles. In 1828, a mute foundling turned up in the streets of Hamburg and soon became famous throughout Europe as Kaspar Hauser, a living...read more

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Not to be confused with Werner Herzog's metaphysical tour de force, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL, aka THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, this 1993 German film proposes a solution to one of history's most baffling puzzles. In 1828, a mute foundling turned up in the

streets of Hamburg and soon became famous throughout Europe as Kaspar Hauser, a living specimen of Rousseau's idealized "noble savage." Five years later, the young man died as mysteriously as he lived, fatally stabbed by an unidentified assailant. Director/writer Peter Sehr's screenplay elaborates

one of the more prominent theories of Hauser's past: The heir to the throne of Baden, he was abducted as a child and imprisoned for more than a decade as part of a covert power struggle. We were unable to get to a screening, but we're informed that the film is well acted, beautifully appointed and

consistently entertaining.

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  • Released: 1993
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Not to be confused with Werner Herzog's metaphysical tour de force, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL, aka THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, this 1993 German film proposes a solution to one of history's most baffling puzzles. In 1828, a mute foundling t… (more)

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