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(Kaspar Hauser)

Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change. The real Kaspar Hauser grew up in prison without light, social contacts and education for more than ten years. As teenager he came to public again. First he had to learn a language and other basic skills. Before Kaspar Hauser, meanwhile well educated, found out his real idendity, he was killed.


Peter Sehr earned a degree in Physics and Chemistry in Zurich. After a year in South America, he pursued doctoral studies in Biophysics in Oxford from 1975-1979. During this period, he ran the University Film Society and made his first short films TO SHOOT A BICYCLE (1978) and A GROUP OF PEOPLE (1979). In 1980, he moved to Paris, where he spent two years as a research scientist at the Institut Curie. At the same time, he began to work as an assistant director. In 1982, he moved back to Germany and worked with various German and French directors. In 1988, he founded P'Artisan Filmproduktion with Marie Noëlle. His films include: UND NICHT EIN TOHUWABOHU (1987), SERBIAN GIRL (DAS SERBISCHE MÄDCHEN, 1991) , KASPAR HAUSER: CRIME AGAINST MAN'S SOUL (1993), OBSESSION (1997), LOVE THE HARD WAY (2001), THE ANARCHIST'S WIFE (DIE FRAU DES ANARCHISTEN, 2008), and LUDWIG II (2012, in co-direction with Marie Noëlle).
Genre History, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1992
Director Peter Sehr
Screenplay Peter Sehr
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Heidi Handorf, Susanne Hartmann
Cast André Eisermann, Katharina Thalbach, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Udo Samel, Jeremy Clyde
Awards German Film Award 1994