MUBI: Herzog Muse, "Kaspar Hauser" Star Dead at 78

by Bryce J. Renninger
August 12, 2010 3:42 AM
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MUBI is reporting that Bruno Schleinstein, the star of Werner Herzog's "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser" (for which he was credited as Bruno S.), died yesterday. Schleinstein, who lived much of his life in mental institutions after a rough childhood and went on to become a musical and visual artist, was discovered by Herzog on a documentary shoot, and the non-actor was quickly cast as Kaspar Hauser. "Enigma" tells the story of a man who must teach himself how to speak and walk late in life because he grew up as a prisoner in his own home. The film went on to win three awards at Cannes, including the Grand Prix du Jury. Schleinstein went on to star in Herzog's "Stroszek."

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  • Divine Appointments | August 20, 2010 7:15 AMReply

    He also played a major part in PHANTOMANIE (2009)
    www.phantomanie.com
    directed by Miron Zownir, who had previously worked with Bruno S. on the documentary BRUNO S. - ESTRANGEMENT IS DEATH (2003)