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THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER (1974)

THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER <span>(1974)</span> artwork

THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER (1974)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 110

Release dates 05/07/2013, 01/06/2005, 01/02/1995, 01/04/1991

BBFCInsight Contains mild violence and an autopsy scene

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Werner Herzog

Cast includes Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Hans Musaus, Willy Semmelrogge, Gloria Dor

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JEDER FÜR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE – THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER is a 1974 subtitled drama by the German director Werner Herzog. It is based on the true story of a barely articulate young man who turns up in Nuremberg in 1828 after spending his whole life kept alone in a single room. Attempts are made to integrate him into society. It was originally rated A for cinema release in 1975 (broadly equivalent to the modern PG) and then PG for video release in 1991. This cinema re-release is rated PG for mild violence and an autopsy scene.

Mild violence occurs during a scene in which a character is hit several times with a stick. However, only an impression of the impacts is given. Some bloody evidence of the beating is seen on a path; blood is also shown on the clothing of a character who is the victim of an apparent stabbing. The bloody detail has an unrealistic appearance and is not dwelt upon to an undue extent. Another scene features an autopsy, during which the corpse's brain is carried to a table where it is examined, but these images contain no gory detail.

PG stands for Parental Guidance. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.

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Title
THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER
Also known as
JEDER FÜR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE – THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER
Year
1974
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Tartan Video Ltd,Palace Video,Contemporary Films Ltd,BFI Films,Anchor Bay Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/06/2013
Main language
German
BBFC reference
AZF028929

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