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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Original name: Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who feeds him.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, melancholic, harsh, talky, touching, serious, realistic, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: german, tragedy, mentor, crime gone awry, existentialism, human nature, youth, misfit, art, education, isolation, catastrophe, children, artist, loneliness, god, obsession, wine, changing lives, childhood, dreams, insanity, hallucination, humanity, life & death ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany

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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, surreal, touching, poignant ...
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
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Duration: 94 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, surreal, art house ...
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