Stroszek (1977)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Tragi-comedy, Satire, Road Movie  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Can anything be bleaker than the shabby slums of Berlin? Yes, argues director Werner Herzog in Stroszek: try Wisconsin sometime. Bruno S.. stars as an ex-mental patient who dreams of the so-called promised land of America. He aligns himself with like-minded prostitute Eva Mattes and elderly, near-senile Clemens Scheitz. Upon their arrival in Wisconsin, the three misfits find that they're just as trapped in Dairy Country as they'd been in Germany--if not more so. The sour and bitter Stroszek earned worldwide critical and commercial acclaim.

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alcoholism, American-dream, cross-cultural-relations, culture-clash, immigrant, late-bloomers, love, prostitute/prostitution, slice-of-life, songwriter, traveling

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High Artistic Quality