- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2002
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.77
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.77
- Mono - German
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Werner Herzog - Director, Norman Hill
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Biographies: Werner Herzog - Director
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Cannes 1975 -
Total Film - 09/01/2001
"...[Bruno S is] as naturally enigmatic and vulnerable as his character..."
Uncut - 09/01/2004
"[A] once seen, never forgotten film..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2005
"[With an] indelible central performance by Bruno S..."
When a feral boy who was kept confined since birth inexplicably appears in a German town, the fascinated townspeople try to civilize him, only to eventually view him as a source of cruel amusement. Director Werner Herzog's film was inspired by a true story.
Period Piece |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: November 1, 1974 (Germany).
- Filmed between June and August 1974.
- Famous Fillipino director Kidlat Tahimik has a cameo role in THE MYSTERY OF KASPAR HAUSER as Hombrecito.
- The film won a Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.