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14 - 24 July 2017: Stroszek


Werner Herzog
1976 | 103 min | Colour | Digital

"One of Herzog's most accessible films, Stroszek is a lyrical, melancholy, bitterly funny tale of three oddly-assorted Berlin misfits who follow the American Dream to Wisconsin and find a bleak El Dorado of television, football, CB radio, truck stops, and mobile homesteading. The title role is played by Herzog's unique actor Bruno S., with Eva Mattes as a soulful whore, and Clemens Scheitz as an eccentric old man conducting a homemade search for the secrets of animal magnetism." – Harvard Film Archive

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