Heart of Glass

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This film is part of our original series Descent Into Madness: The Films of Werner Herzog.

In a rural community, a local artist known for making brilliant glass sculptures dies without passing on to anyone the skills of his trade. Huttenbesitzer (Stefan Güttler), who owns the town's glass factory, obsessively attempts to recover the deceased artist's lost knowledge. The villagers employed by Huttenbesitzer also become bewitched by the secrets of glass. Despite the warnings of Hias (Josef Bierbichler), who claims to be a prophet, the possessed locals slowly slip into insanity. During shooting of this film, almost all of the actors performed while under hypnosis. Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

Assistive Listening
Available
Format
Digital
Wheelchair accessible
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Runtime
94min
Closed captioning
Yes
Year
1976
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