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5.0 out of 5 stars EXTRAORDINARY, 13 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Enigma of Kaspar Hauser [DVD] [1974] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Extraordinary.
One of the few, great masterpieces of world cinema.
Not many movies are perfect but this one is. Bruno S (a former mental patient?) as the enigmatic and charismatic Kaspar makes no false moves. Watch his eyes.
This film works on all levels. As drama, as art and as great story telling. Exceptional cinematography and a great score work to underscore the startling tale. The fact that it is based on a historical incident allows for immediate suspension of disbelief.
But what's best about this film for me (and I agree with the first several reviewers) is that it has a subtext or sublime theme that is timeless, immediate and authentic (a rarity in movies today). What does it mean to be alive and truly awake? What does it mean to be human, to dream and to wonder?
Don't miss this one if you get a chance to see it. Surrender to the slow pace because you are in good hands. It is beautiful and disturbing and will haunt your dreams. Herzog's masterpiece.
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