The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Thursday, November 3
9:30 PM

Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre
Add To Calendar 20161103 21:30 20161103 23:30 America/New_York VFF: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

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

Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre Virginia Film Festival