Kaspar Hauser (1993)

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Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change. The real Kaspar Hauser grew up in prison without... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Udo Samel ...
Jeremy Clyde ...
Lord Stanhope
Katharina Thalbach ...
Comtesse Hochberg
Cécile Paoli ...
Stefanie Von Baden
Hansa Czypionka ...
Hermann Beyer ...
Dieter Mann ...
Baron Wedel
Tutor Meyer
Leopold von Baden
Tilo Nest ...
Carl von Baden
Ludwig van Baden
Anja Schiller ...
Sophie von Baden
Gerd Lohmeyer ...


Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change. The real Kaspar Hauser grew up in prison without light, social contacts and education for more than ten years. As teenager he came to public again. First he had to learn a language and other basic skills. Before Kaspar Hauser, meanwhile well educated, found out his real idendity, he was killed. Written by Anonymous

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Sumptuous production
25 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must disagree with Alice Liddel (which by the way should be spelt Liddell). The story of Kaspar Hauser is a well known historical fact and Sehr's film presents one of the mooted explanations for the appearance and origin of the 'wildboy' Kaspar Hauser, a youth who had lost almost entirely the ability to speak or write due to more than a decade of mistreatment. Sehr's sumptuous production covers not only the experiences of Hauser, but the courtly intrigues surrounding his incarceration and attempted murder and is cast in the light of tensions between the States of Bavaria and Baden. The acting is superb, lighting and cinematography are exquisite.

The previous reviewer's (Alice Liddel) comments in relation to the Nazi fascism and the 'cover-up' of Germany's past are frankly ludicrous.

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