WIM WENDERS COLLECTION - THE GOALKEEPER’S FEAR OF THE PENALTY KICK

By Wim WENDERS

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 1971


    • Year of production
    • 1971
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wim WENDERS
    • Writer(s)
    • Wim WENDERS, Peter HANDKE
    • Synopsis
    • Wim Wenders’ debut feature is a couple of hours in the life of an archetypally alienated “existential” hero. Goalkeeper Josef Bloch is sent off during a game for foul play. He spends the night with a cinema cashier. Then in the morning, he strangles her. Bloch drives to the country, to a former girlfriend’s place, where he waits for the police to close in on him.
      Like in many of Wenders’ films, the cultural influence of America in post-war West Germany is felt through the rich vein of movie and music references – “everything from Hitchcock to ‘Wimaway’”.
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