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Heart of Glass (1976)

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

Director:

Werner Herzog

Writers:

Herbert Achternbusch (based on a screenplay by), Herbert Achternbusch (scenario)
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Cast

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

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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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in Filmstunde: Filmstunde 4 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Zäuerli mit Talerschwingen
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[Played during the first scene whilst Hias is watching the herd.]
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Poetic reflection on existence
4 November 2017 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

Filmed on beautiful locations in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the USA, "Heart of Glass" (1976) is a poetic reflection on existence.

Containing a little less absurdity than, for example, "Stroszek" (1977) and "Even Dwarfs Started Small" (1970), this work by German auteur Werner Herzog is rather a dramatic and thoughtful consideration of the importance of knowledge.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 December 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,874
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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