Kaspar Hauser (Every Man for Himself and God Against All)
For some critics, this is still Herzog's finest film. In any case, it was his breakthrough film for festival and art-cinema audiences in this country. Bruno S., a non-actor, plays the young man who, in the 1820s, suddenly appeared in a small German town, full-grown but seemingly a new-born child, unable to speak and barely able to stand. A film which stares straight into the mystery of human existence.