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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 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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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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Ondas do mar de Vigo
(from Siete canciones de amigo) (uncredited)
Written by Martim Codax
Performed by Studio der frühen Musik
Played during the final scene when the boat sets out to sea.
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More like a work of art than a conventional film
16 April 1999 | by (London, england) – See all my reviews

A very unique film full of imagery and ideas. However one should only see it if they are prepared to open up their minds. This is by no means a conventional film. The actors are said to be hypnotized which adds to the apocalyptic atmosphere of the film. It is like a work of art, a painting which gives us only a glimpse of the director's inner world.


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