Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, The* (Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter)

  • 1971 ----- color ----- 101 min ----- vhs///
  • (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)
  • Topics: (Germanics, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features)