Kaspar Hauser

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Kaspar Hauser ★★ 1993

Historical epic based on the true story of Kaspar Hauser (Eisermann), a 16-year-old found abandoned in Nuremberg, Germany in 1828, who was unable to walk, write, or speak. Entrusted to the scientific concerns of Professor Daumer (Samel), rumors begin to circulate that the boy is actually the Crown Prince of Baden. Supposedly, Kaspar was abducted as a baby and substituted for a child who died so his Uncle Ludwig (Oscsenknecht) could become Grand Duke. Court intrigue and threats abound as Kaspar struggles to survive. German with subtitles. 137m/C VHS . GE Andre Eiser-mann, Jeremy Clyde, Katharina Thalbach, Udo Samel, Uwe Ochsenknecht; D: Peter Sehr; W: Peter Sehr; C: Gernot Roll; M: Nikos Mamangakis.