Kaspar Hauser | 1996
Based on the renowned, 19th-century German legend. Who was Kaspar Hauser? Kept in a dungeon his entire childhood, Kaspar turned up in Nuremberg in 1828. He was sixteen, barely able to talk or walk, a virtual "wild child." The mystery unfolds as he quickly learns to talk, read and write, and therefore articulate his memories. As his past is uncovered, so too are theories surrounding his origins which hint that Kaspar may very well be the true heir to the Dukedom of Baden. The strange plot thickens when he's murdered just a few years later, in 1833. Why was Kaspar Hauser kept in a dungeon all those years and who murdered him? Was he truly German royalty as many believed?