The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Director: Werner Herzog Run Time: 109 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1974 Language: German

Starring: Brigitte Mira, Bruno S., Walter Ladengast

One of Herzog’s most beloved films is based upon the true story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note. He later managed to explain that he’d been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life, and only after decades was he released, for reasons still unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society with extremely intriguing results.