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Heart of Glass (1976)

Herz aus Glas (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 December 1976 (West Germany)
The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Bierbichler ...
Hias
Stefan Güttler ...
Huttenbesitzer
Clemens Scheitz ...
Volker Prechtel
Sonja Skiba ...
Ludmilla
Brunhilde Klöckner ...
Paulin
Wolf Albrecht
Thomas Binkley
Janos Fischer
Wilhelm Friedrich
Edith Gratz
Alois Hruschka
Egmont Hugel
Sterling Jones
Karl Kaufmann
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Heart of Glass  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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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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Referenced in The Runestone (1991) See more »

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Zäuerli mit Talerschwingen
(uncredited)
[Played during the first scene whilst Hias is watching the herd.]
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No accounting for taste... power begets strong reaction
5 October 1999 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Unlike Herzog's other movies, with their super-realistic substrate on which he paints our miserable human condition, Heart of Glass is an allegory, a fable told to peasants as a cautionary tale: the human heart is precious... and the peasants are us, and we violate that warning everyday, in a thousand little ways, with our stupidity and our pettiness...

Is the movie slow? perhaps... Do I still remember scenes vividly from the movie as if I saw it yesterday, though it's been more than 20 years? oh yes... this movie haunts me, unlike any other movie I've ever seen


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