The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Bruno S as Kaspar Hauser in The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 November     Genie the feral child found, 1970 On this day in 1970, the child known as Genie was discovered in Los Angeles, California, USA. Aged around 13, she had spent her life tied to a child’s toilet or tied up in a crib, unable to move except her hands and feet. Brought up by a progressively blind mother in thrall to a mentally ill and violent husband, Genie had been fed on nothing but soft or baby food since birth. Genie was the fourth child born to the couple. The first two had died – … Read more