La Leggenda di Kaspar Hauser

de Davide Manuli



La figure of Kaspar Hauser, the enigmatic young man who appeared in Nuremberg from out of nowhere in 1828, unable to speak and with no clue as to his origins, has fueled the imagination of many generations. Werner Herzog took his story to the big screen in the late seventies, but not even the German genius could have conceived an approach that’s as outlandish as the one Davide Manuli offers us, a post-western in black and white that turns Hauser into a DJ lost in the Mediterranean. An extravagancy full of UFOs and electronic music with an invaluable Vincent Gallo in the double role of sheriff and drug dealer.  


Davide Manuli

Milan, 1967. He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, participating as an actor in films like Enchanted April (92) or Nelle tue mani (07). Girotondo, giro intorno al mondo (98) was his directorial debut, his first signal of an unclassifiable talent, later confirmed in Beket (08).

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Oficial Noves Visions - Dark
Original language: English and others