The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

From Sun 04 to Fri 09 Feb

Based on the remarkable true story of the foundling Kaspar Hauser, Werner Herzog’s The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser is an eloquent, deeply moving account of a grown man, barely able to walk or talk, who appears suddenly in the town square of Nuremberg in 1828. His origins are entirely mysterious, and throughout the film, we follow his attempt at integrating into society as he encounters puzzled minds, some sympathetic, some hostile. Restored in 4K, this masterpiece celebrates its 50th anniversary, and remains to this day, one of the most mesmerising and sensitive interpretation of a true story.