What’s better than one Vincent Gallo? Apparently, two Vincent Gallos. Yep, fans of the mercurial, eccentric actor can start getting prepared for a double dose of the actor in the upcoming “The Legend Of Kaspar Hauser,” which is as appropriately zany as you might expect a movie starring Gallo can be. Dude just doesn’t do normal.
Directed by Davide Manuli, the film is some kind of modern western riff on the strange but true story about the titular man who showed up randomly in Nuremberg in the early 1800s, saying he had been raised and educated in a dungeon, but never saw the outside world. Stage actress Silvia Calderoni takes the role of Kaspar, with Gallo as The Sheriff (speaking English) and The Pusher (speaking Italian), Claudia Gerini as the Duchess, Fabrizio Gifuni as the Priest, and Elisa Sednaoui as the Psychic.
The result? Well, two new trailers that reveal this is something that just has to be seen to be believed…or does it? We reviewed the movie at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012 and said that it was “a film [that] goes deeply, terribly wrong.” Though the score by French electronic act Vitalic is terrific. Anyway, check it out below along with some images from the movie. It opens in Italy in September but no word yet on a U.S. bow and don’t count on it either. [The Film Stage]