Stroszek

  • Dir: Werner Herzog

  • West Germany, 1977, 108 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz

Upon release from prison, Bruno Stroszek, a Berlin street musician, encounters Eva, a prostitute mistreated by pimps, and the two decide to leave Germany for the promise of a better life in Wisconsin. Stroszek’s American dream quickly turns sour, as his woman’s gone and his mobile house’s seized. A rare road movie with country music, Herzog’s quietly devastating portrait of stranger-in-a-strange-land alienation is laced with his indelible moments of crackpot poetry: a premature baby hanging on forcefully, and a caged chicken can’t stop dancing. It’s this mixture of touching feelings and unpredictable fascination that gives Herzog’s works their haunting lives.

1978 German Film Critics Association Awards, Best Film

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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