Titles

MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
5295GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK, THE* (DIE ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER)GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK, THE* (DIE ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER)1971color101 minvhs (Directed by Wim Wenders; with Arthur Brauss, Erika Pluhar, Kai Fischer) A disturbing film based on acclaimed European novelist Peter Handke's story about Josef Bloch who, after being suspended for fighting after a missed penalty kick, wanders aimlessly around Vienna, losing his sense of reality. He picks up a movie cashier, spends the night with her and, in the morning, strangles her. He then escapes to a small town where he passively waits, reading newspaper accounts of the police dragnet that is slowly closing in on him. (In German with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)