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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Clemens Scheitz

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THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle) is a movie written and directed by Werner Herzog in 1974. Grand Prize of the Jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

A small town in Germany, 1828. A young man, Kaspar Hauser, is found alone in the middle of the town, barely able to speak or walk. Professor Daumer meets Kaspar who has become a circus attraction and decides to take care of him. He will teach him to write and to play music. From his previous years, Kaspar Hauser remembers only that he has been living in captivity for years in a stall. Until now, no one knows why he has been released.

Based on a true story. Haunting.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia Battle with shrink/bum?    -   wisdom from a homeless man or bum

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt

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