Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser1974. Germany. 109 min.
Director: Werner Herzog Featuring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira.
A grown man, barely able to walk or talk, appears suddenly in the town square of Nuremberg, Germany, in 1828. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but he arrives clutching a letter which claims that his name is Kaspar. Seemingly imprisoned without human contact since childhood, Hauser learns to speak and an attempt is made to integrate him into society. Defying analysis, Hauser is puzzled over and examined by a series of learned minds, some sympathetic and some hostile. Based on the remarkable true story of Kaspar Hauser. Introduction by director Werner Herzog
Supported by Studio Art at UVA and the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts