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Werner Herzog

Stroszek

Edition 1979
115' - 1977 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: German, Turkish, English
Director: Werner Herzog Composer: Chet Atkins, Sonny Terry With: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz

Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck. After they are harried and beaten by the thugs who have been Eva's pimps, they join Bruno's neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin. In that winter bound, barren prairie, Bruno works as a mechanic, Eva as a waitress. They buy a trailer. Then, bills mount, the bank threatens to repossess the trailer, Eva wants privacy, and inexorably, the promise of a new life deserts Bruno.

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Credits

Director

Werner Herzog

Composer

Chet Atkins, Sonny Terry

With

Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz

Scenario

Werner Herzog

Director of Photography

Thomas Mauch

Editor

Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus

Producer

Willi Segler

More information

Dialogue

German, Turkish, English

Countries of production

West Germany

Year

1977

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