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|Henry van Lyck||...||
Hiltel the prison guard
Bavarian Chicken Hypnotizer
Coroner (as Dr. Willy Meyer - Fürst)
|Heinz H. Niemöller||...||
Coroner (as Dr. Heinz H. Niemöller)
Coroner (as Dr. Walter Pflum)
|Volker Elis Pilgrim||...||
Pastor (as Elis Pilgrim)
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Wine Server (uncredited)
|Jakob Wassermann||...||() (uncredited)|
|Marta Lederer||...||assistant editor|
|Willi Segler||...||editorial staff|
|Henning von Gierke|
|Susanne Schröder||...||makeup artist|
|Walter Saxer||...||production manager|
|Joschi Arpa||...||production manager (uncredited)|
|Benedikt Kuby||...||assistant director|
|Haymo Heyder||...||sound (as Haymo Henry Heyder)|
|Peter van Anft||...||sound assistant|
|Gunter Freyse||...||still photographer|
|Mike Gast||...||assistant camera (as Michael Gast)|
|Klaus Wyborny||...||second camera operator|
|Lucki Stipetic||...||photographer: dream panorama (uncredited)|
|Christian Weisenborn||...||location manager|
|Bruno S.||...||musician: piano improvisation (uncredited)|
|Joschi Arpa||...||production assistant (as Joschi N. Arpa)|
|Anja Schmidt-Zäringer||...||production secretary|
|Feli Sommer||...||script supervisor|
|Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg||...||co-worker (as Wolfgang v. Ungern-Sternberg) / assistant script supervisor (uncredited)|
|Lotte Eisner||...||to, and all those who were forced to leave Germany|
- Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
- Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (in cooperation with)
- Filmverlag der Autoren
- New Yorker Films (1975) (United States) (theatrical) (subtitled)
- Artkino Pictures (1976) (Argentina) (theatrical)
- Národní Filmový Archiv (NFA) (2008) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
- Altomedia. Co. Ltd. (South Korea) (DVD)
- Altomedia. Co. Ltd. (South Korea) (VHS)
- Anchor Bay Entertainment (2002) (United States) (DVD)
- Arthaus Filmverleih (2019) (Germany) (Blu-ray)
- Arthaus Filmverleih (2019) (Germany) (DVD)
- BFI Video (2014) (United Kingdom) (DVD)
- F.J. Lucas (Brazil) (VHS)
- Kinowelt Home Entertainment (2004) (Germany) (video)
- New Yorker Films (1996) (United States) (VHS)
- Palace Video (1982) (United Kingdom) (VHS)
- Palace Video (1982) (United Kingdom) (video) (Betamax)
- Ripley's Home Video (2003) (Italy) (DVD)
- Shout! Factory (2014) (United States) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
- Umbrella Entertainment (2005) (Australia) (DVD)
- VCL Communications (1984) (Germany) (VHS)
- Versátil Home Vídeo (2005) (Brazil) (DVD)
Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note; he later explained that he had been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life that he could remember, and only recently was he released, for reasons unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society, with intriguing results.
Written by Mike D'Angelo
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|Trivia||Werner Herzog's said at his Rogue Film School, that the following scenes were shot with a Super-8mm camera: a) The opening scene on the river. b) The montage of landscape shots early in the film. c) Right after the man in black teaches Kaspar how to walk. d) The Caucasus pyramid sequence. e) The caravan in the desert with the old man tasting the sand. Herzog talked about how, for some of the landscape shots early in the film, he mounted a telephoto lens on the end of wide angle lens onto his Super 8 camera. This distorted the edges of the images and created a white/halo effect around the frame. On the DVD audio commentary of this film, he mentions how for the Caucasus pyramid sequence he projected the image onto a screen and then re-photographed the image with a 35mm camera at a different frame rate from the projected speed. He also used this technique with the caravan in the desert sequence. See more »|
|Goofs||After Kaspar is left in the town square, there is one shot of him where the way he holds the note, and the way the bandanna is tied, that is different from before or after. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in I Am My Films - A Portrait of Werner Herzog (1978). See more »|
|Crazy Credits||Opening credits prologue: One Sunday in 1828 a ragged boy was found abandoned in the town of N. He could hardly walk and spoke but one sentence. Later, he told of being locked in a dark cellar from birth. He had never seen another human being, a tree, a house before. To this day no one knows where he came from - or who set him free. Don't you hear that horrible screaming all around you? That screaming men call silence? See more »|
Kaspar, what's wrong? Are you feeling unwell?
Kaspar Hauser: It feels strong in my heart... The music feels strong in my heart... I feel so unexpectedly old...
Professor Daumer: You've been such a short time in the world, Kaspar...
Kaspar Hauser: Why is everything so hard for me? Why can't I play the piano like I can breathe?
Professor Daumer: In the two short years you have been here with me, you have learned so much! The people here want to help you make up for lost time.
Kaspar Hauser: The people are like wolves to me.
Professor Daumer: No. You mustn't say that...
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