V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

quinto evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser

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O quinto evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser

The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser

Alberto Gracia
E, 2013
Fiction, 61min, galOmeU

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O quinto evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser

Alberto Gracia
E, 2013
Fiction, 61min, galOmeU

Actors: 
Josecho
Sara García
Oliver Laxe
Nando Vázquez
Alberto Gracia
Pedro Soler
Quique Amil
Screenplay: 
Alberto Gracia
Sound: 
Miguel Bretal
Alberto Gracia
Enrico Fiocco
Camera: 
Mauro Herce
Editor: 
Alberto Gracia
Diana Toucedo

Production: 
Zeitun Films
World Sales: 
Zeitun Films
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

The story of Kaspar Hauser, the German “wild child” who grew up for 16 years in silence and virtually in the dark in a stable with only a wooden horse as company, remains fascinating, also for filmmakers. Werner Herzog did a film on him in 1974. In O QUINTO EVANXEO DE GASPAR HAUSER, mostly shot in atmospheric black-and-white on 16mm, we see impressions of his life and “civilising process”. On one side there is ubiquitous nature, a world without language, and on the other we see him in the company of several archetypes: a masked, sadomasochistic dwarf; a vamp-like girl; a seaman and a man in a Batman suit (played by the director, Alberto Gracia). The soundtrack also has a constant tension between the peaceful sounds of nature and ominous music. Gracia divides his “gospel” of Kaspar Hauser into seven chapters. The sixth is an absurdist intermezzo with the archetypal characters’ dialogues in inter-titles. (Rotterdam Film Festival)

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