'The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser' is, quite simply, incredible. It tells the story of Kaspar, who is found in Berlin, unable to walk or talk, holding a note, having been imprisoned since birth. He arouses the curiosity of the people who attempt to teach him how to life in the outside world.
But Kaspar's problem is that, although he eventually learns how to function physically, he has no grasp of human morality. Religion seems to him ridiculous, etiquette a pointless irrelevance. This is what makes Werner Herzog's film so hard-hitting and so touching. Bruno S. turns out a wonderful performance as Hauser, and his struggle with the absurdity of the human world will make you laugh, cry, but most of all, think; the film challenges institutions and social laws which most of us take for granted, and by stripping them down through Kaspar Hauser, shows them to be absurd.
All the best movies should challenge a viewer, and Herzog's 'Enigma of Kaspar Hauser' certainly does that. Consider this film in the same way as you would a novel by Camus, Sartre or Mirbeau and you will take an awful lot away from it. Those who sneer at subtitled films are really missing out ... but they probably would have entirely missed the point of it anyway.