37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

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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 atĀ UVA and the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts


Thursday, November 3


9:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Werner Herzog

Runtime: 109 min.

Year: 1974

Country: Germany

Featuring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira.