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Heart of Glass (1976)
"Herz aus Glas" (original title)

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The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".

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Josef Bierbichler ...
Hias
Stefan Güttler ...
Huttenbesitzer
Clemens Scheitz ...
Sonja Skiba ...
Ludmilla
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Wolf Albrecht
Thomas Binkley
Janos Fischer
Wilhelm Friedrich
Edith Gratz
Alois Hruschka
Egmont Hugel
Amad Ibn Ghassem Nadij
Sterling Jones
Karl Kaufmann
Brunhilde Klöckner
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A small village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the glassworks becomes obssessed with the lost secret. Written by Anonymous

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Heart of Glass  »

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The majority of the actors (with the exception of Hias and the glass blowers) were actually hypnotized by Werner Herzog and perform under hypnosis on screen. See more »

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Drink about 9 cups of coffee before you attempt to see this one!!
1 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As I watched "Heart of Glass", I couldn't believe the complete lack of energy that dominated the film. The first 8 minutes or so consisted of yodeling and scenes of the mountain shot through a gauze-like filter. Then, when people came into the film and started talking, they all seemed to act as if they're all suffering from an overdose of sleeping pills. I have NEVER seen such a slow and lifeless beginning to a film and it did feel rather pretentious. Sure, the town is saddened by the recent death of a master glass maker--but even then, showing them sad would have been a major improvement--they were downright zombie-like. --and they had tons more energy. Because of this complete lack of any energy, I was very tempted to turn off the film. But, because I usually like director Werner Herzog's films, I decided to stick with it a bit longer. However, try as I might, I felt the life being drained from me with each passing minute. Truly, this is an almost impossible to watch film. And this is saying a lot, as I have seen and enjoyed tons of pretentious art films! The biggest problem with me and this films is that although the towns people SHOULD have been depressed, none were upset---just catatonic. It made the film utterly joyless and SHOULD have been better. For example, "La Femme du Boulanger" from Marcel Pagnol had a very similar theme but was clever and fun--and is one of the best French films of the 1930s. Unlike "Heart of Glass", it did NOT feature scenes showing a pile of dead flies or Hias the fortune-teller talking about the apocalypse!


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