Music Club: 2 March (7:00 - 9:00 All are welcome)
Moderator: Karim Koleilat
Title: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Director: Werner Herzog (Germany)
Language: English (French Subtitles)
Duration: 1 hr 50 min
Key Actors: Bruno Schleinstein, Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira
Werner Herzog (5 September 1942), is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, an actor and an opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." In the past 10 years or so, Herzog has also produced some wonderful documentaries: Caves of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World and My Best Friend. The latter describes the turbulent relationship he's had with Klaus Kinski, a difficult actor to deal with. Along with Aquire, Kinski worked with Herzog on 4 others of Herzog's major films: Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre the Wrath of Gods, Nesferatu the Vampyre, Cobra Verde and Woyzeck.