Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, The*

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Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, The*

  • 1974 ----- color ----- 110 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Werner Herzog; with Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira) (Alternative English title: Every Man for Himself and God Against All) In 1828, Kaspar Hauser, a young man who had been isolated from the world in a dark cellar since birth, mysteriously appears, abandoned, in the main square of a German town. The townspeople decide to take in Kaspar, who cannot speak or write and who can barely eat properly, and educate him in the wyas of civilization. But it is an education that Kaspar resists. (Donated by the Center for West European Studies) (In German with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Europe, Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features)