By-Products of Love. Verrückt bleiben, verliebt bleiben
Torsten Holzapfel is 31 years old, amiable, original and talented. He paints, acts in theatre, and loves to ride the subway. As a child he was abused by his parents who shut him in a small dark room. He was then committed to a psychiatric institute, where his humiliation continued. The film tells the story of a modern-day Kaspar Hauser who succeeds in liberating himself from the
clutches of mental immaturity.
Documentary, D 1997, 89 min.
Director: Elfi Mikesch
Editor: Heide Breitel
Cornelia Klauß talks with Torsten Holzapfel, Gerd Hartmann (Theater Thikwa)