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7th Edition Mar 01 – 05, 2023 Innsbruck, Austria



The Legend of Kaspar Hauser

Davide Manuli • IT 2012 • 95'

Orig. La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser • DCP • ital. engl. OmdU

30.03.2022, 20:00
Opening with drinks & buffet by Aydin. Techno-Ausklang by DJ i_am_not_god
Leokino Innsbruck

Vincent Gallo plays a double lead in this Italian version of the legend of Kaspar Hauser, a mysterious boy who appeared in the streets of Nuremberg in 1828 and could hardly talk. His ancestry (royal, according to some) and history were never explained. In this absurdist retelling by director Davide Manuli, the tracksuit- and headphone-wearing Kaspar Hauser washes up on the beach of an almost uninhabited island, where he is found and received as the messiah by The Sheriff (Gallo) who is also a DJ. The Duchess, who rules the tiny community, feels threatened by the blond boy and sends The Pusher (also Gallo) to fix things. The brief chapters, which all consist of a single, long take and feature minimal, surreal dialogues, tell Hauser’s story. All in black-and-white against the sober background of deserted beaches and villages, supported by Vitalic’s pumping rhythms. (IFFR)

Davide Manuli (*1967) moved from Milan to New York in 1987 to study at the Actors Studio and at the Lee Strasberg Institute, finishing his studies in 1992. After some experiences in the world of cinema both as an actor and as a manager, he realized his first Featur film‚ GIROTONDO, GIRO ATTORNO AL MONDO in 1998, in the following years he worked as assistant director for Abel Ferrara.

Director Davide Manuli • Writer Davide Manuli, Giuseppe Genna (additional writer) • Cinematography Tarek Ben Abdallah • Edit Rosella Mocci • Cast Claudia Gerini, Vincent Gallo, Fabrizio Gifuni, Elisa Sednaoui, Silvia Calderoni, Marco Lampis, Tonino Fenu • Producer Alessandro Bonifazi, Davide Manuli, Bruno Tribbiol • Music Vitalic • Sound Francesco Liotard • Prod. Company Blue Film, Shooting Hope Productions, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)