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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  17 December 1976 (West Germany)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Josef Bierbichler ...
Hias
Stefan Güttler ...
Huttenbesitzer
Clemens Scheitz ...
Sonja Skiba ...
Ludmilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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The main character "Hias" is based on the legendary Bavarian prophet Mühlhiasl. See more »

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Zäuerli mit Talerschwingen
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[Played during when first scene while Hias is watching the herd.]
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A visual masterpiece
16 July 2002 | by (München, Germany) – See all my reviews

Werner Herzogs, Herz aus Glas is truly a masterpiece. In this movie he has captured the most magnificent visual

imagery perhaps ever seen! You might call this movie a visual masterpiece. Herzog has transformed the art of film-making to its very highest

limit! The amazing pictures shown in the beginning of the movie

are truly wonderful and combined with the great background

music, it gets even better. And as leading character Josef Bierbichler would have said: "Ich sehe ein neue Erde...".


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