The Screaming Men Call Silence

On Werner Herzog’s “The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser” (1974)

was deeply moved by The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Werner Herzog’s 1974 film starring Bruno S. as the titular foundling. It is the story of a boy who has lived his first sixteen years in this world chained in an underground cellar. His only human contact is a mysteriously cloaked man who feeds him, teaches him to…