Heart of Glass
Director: Werner Herzog Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1976 Language: German
Starring: Clemens Scheitz, Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, Volker Prechtel
When a small Bavarian village loses the only artisan who knows the secret of its renowned ‘Ruby Glass’ glass-blowing works, the town slides into depression. The owner of the glassworks becomes obsessed with the lost method and will stop at nothing to recover it.
Forever the innovator, Herzog famously had the entire cast of this film genuinely hypnotized so he could create a unique and dreamlike feature. His plan worked; HEART OF GLASS is truly unlike any other cinematic experience.
“As bizarre as it is mesmerizing.” – BBC