Heart of Glass

views updated

Heart of Glass ★★★ Herz Aus Glas 1974

A pre-industrial Bavarian village becomes deeply troubled when their glassblower dies without imparting the secret of making his unique Ruby glass. The townspeople go to extremes, from madness to murder to magic, to discover the ingredients. From German director Herzog (who hypnotized his cast daily), this somewhat apocalyptic tale is based on legend. The colors are incredible in their intensity. In German with English subtitles. 93m/C VHS, DVD . GE Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Guttler, Clemens Scheitz, Volker Prechtel, Sonia Skiba; D: Werner Herzog; W: Werner Herzog, Herbert Achternbusch; C: Jorge SchmidtReitwein; M: Popul Vuh.

About this article

Heart of Glass

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article