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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

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Original title
Kaspar Hauser - Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (Every Man for Himself and God Against All)
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Director
Screenwriter
Werner Herzog
Music
Johann Pachebel, Albinoni, Orlando Di Lasso, W.A. Mozart
Cinematography
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein, Klaus Wyborny
Cast
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Producer
ZDF / Werner Herzog Filmproduktion / Filmverlag der Autoren
Genre
Drama | 19th Century. Disability. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note; he later explained that he had been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life that he could remember, and only recently was he released, for reasons unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society, with intriguing results.
Awards
1975: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize Ecuménico, FIPRESCI Award
1974: German Film Awards: Best Editing, Best Production Design
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