So far, Herzog's most wholesome narrative, following up ideas from his documentary, Land of Silence and Darkness (which follows the lives of the deaf-and-blind).
Pushing his idea of isolation cinema through a human-vehicle of Bruno S. playing Kaspar Hauser, a man (boy) discovered after living his entire life in isolation, knowing no speech, and lacking any human contact. And here, in the great whimsical tradition of any period satire, he's educated and assimilated as probably the best response to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Noble Savage". A childlike glow which radiates from an otherwise perfectly optimistic imbecile.
Beautiful to see unused footage from Fata Morgana at the very end, which is used to visualize Hauser's final story about the Sahara Desert. Herzog's early films follow each other through a phantasmagoric thread - the collective unconscious of his physical works and internal daydreams.
(The original GERMAN title is great too: "Every Man For Himself, and God Against All")