The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser)

Feature Film | IT 2012 | 95' | Subtitled English

On the beach of a sparsely populated island in the Mediterranean, a boy is washed ashore. The sheriff takes him (or is it her?) in – or rather, he locks him in a cage in front of the house. The stranger’s only desire seems to be to dance. The islanders, however, maintain a skeptic or even hostile distance toward him. The countess of the island is out to kill him, no less. LA LEGGENDA DI KASPAR HAUSER delivers a very liberal interpretation of the German story of an orphan in the Biedermeier period and its earlier film adaptation by Werner Herzog. In the end, plot becomes secondary to spectacular black-and-white images of Sardinia, where the film was shot, Vitalic’s throbbing electro soundtrack, and Vincent Gallo’s utterly wild, positively deranged performance as sheriff, drug dealer, and UFO controller. One particularly memorable scene is his showdown with himself on the village square of the island’s only settlement. In the sheriff’s own preferred diction: »Okay! Alright! Come on! Yeah!«

Producers
Bruno Tribbioli, Alessandro Bonifazi
Director
Davide Manuli
Script
Davide Manuli
Photography
Tarek Ben Abdallah
Editor
Rosella Mocci
Sound
Francesco Liotard, Federico Pelle
Music
Vitalic
Production Design
Giampietro Preziosa
Principal Cast
Vincent Gallo, Claudia Gerini, Elisa Sednaoui, Silvia Calderoni, Fabrizio Gifuni, Marco Lampis
Production Companies
Blue Film/Shooting Hope Productions

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Selected filmography David Manuli

GIROTONDO, GIRO INTORNO AL MONDO (1998), INAUDITI-INUIT! (2006), BEKET (2008)