The Enigma of Kaspar HauserPG

Directed by Werner Herzog | West Germany | 1974 | 1h 49m | German w/ English subtitles | Starring Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge, Michael Kroecher

Barely able to walk or talk due to a life spent in isolation, a young man arrives in 1820s Nuremberg, clutching a note with his name written on it. Initially regarded by the locals as a novel curiosity, he is taken under the wing of a compassionate professor who gradually assists him in adapting to conventional life. Werner Herzog’s eloquent interpretation of this remarkable true story, featuring a mesmerising performance by non-professional actor Bruno S, is back in cinemas to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Grand Jury Prize winner at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Werner Herzog’s enduringly gripping and influential movie is rereleased for its 50th anniversary; it is Herzog’s early masterpiece, a bold and brilliant retelling of a strange true story from German history’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘This terrific movie from Werner Herzog’s golden period in the 1970s is deliberately-paced, perfectly played and as moving as it is thought-provoking.’
★★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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