Skip to main content
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Movie Poster
Plot, Details & Awards

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 03/28/2004 , 110min.
Share this movie on

Plot & Details

German director Werner Herzog's internationally acclaimed "breakthrough" film is based on the famous story of mysterious 19th-century child genius Kasper Hauser. As played by Bruno S., Hauser shows up unannounced in the middle of a village square, frightening the populace with his bizarre behavior. He cannot talk, nor is there any indication of his parentage, thus Kaspar is immediately the object of close scrutiny from the authorities. When he finally does develop the power of speech, he reveals a highly advanced state of intelligence, as well as a seeming gift of prophecy. The winner of the 1975 Grand Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Every Man for Himself and God Against All was originally released in Germany under the title Jeder für Sich und Gott Gegen Alle.

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Grand Prix Won

Telluride Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 Telluride Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X