Chaos i ciemność. Kilka uwag o Zagadce Kaspara Hausera Wernera Herzoga

2018-04-09T04:48:00Z (GMT) by Michał Filipczuk

“The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser” by Werner Herzog could be treated as an allegory
of the human condition, akin to the vision of writers belonging to the broadly
defined existentialist tradition – as far as the world vision and the conception of
man, presented in the movie, are concerned. As the aforementioned allegory we
can treat life history of the movie’s protagonist, Kaspar Hauser, the child of nature,
thrown by an unknown dark force into completely incomprehensible for him
human civilization, into the world of an absent – or negated – Absolute. It’s best
formulaic description – “the empty Transcendence” – we can find in the poetry of
Bolesław Leśmian. To some extent Herzog’s work could be treated as an evocation
of so understood transcendence and as an expression of the existentialists’ diagnosis
of our human fate: the man comes out of darkness and in the darkness he finds
his ultimate destination.