Creator/WernerHerzog {{film}} from 1974. The original German title translates as "Every Man for Himself and God Against All". A dramatization of the story of real-life [[WildChild feral child]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspar_Hauser Kaspar Hauser]].
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* BilingualBonus: The actual German title is a little more blunt: ''Every Man for Himself, and God Against All'' (''Jeder für Sich und Gott Gegen Alle'').
* DawsonCasting: The 41 year old Bruno Schleinstein as the 17 year old Hauser. We probably aren't supposed to believe that he's 17 though.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hauser's murdered, probably by his real family.]]
* EnforcedMethodActing: Herzog chose Bruno Schleinstein because he believed that Bruno's mental illness and childhood abuse gave him the right sense of detachment and wildness.
* TheFullNameAdventures
* GorgeousPeriodDress: In a Ballroom scene.
* NonActorVehicle: Stars Bruno S., a ''street musician''.
* ParentalAbandonment: Thank God!
* UnwittingTestSubject: It's suspected that Kaspar Hauser was part of an early rogue experiment in psychology.
* WildChild: Kaspar Hauser claimed to have been raised in an environment that completely cut him off from human contact. He also shows signs of having some sort of neurological illness. Subverted by the real Kaspar Hauser, who was strongly suspected of having been a swindler due to, among other things, significant inconsistencies in his story, and near-constant lies.
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