DIE ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER/THE GOALIES’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK (PG) 1972 GERMANY WENDERS, WIM £15.99
Based on the novel by Peter Handke.
An inexplicable chain of events are set in motion when goalkeeper Josef Bloch is sent off for dissent. Storming off the pitch, he picks up a woman in a cinema, takes her back to his hotel and impulsively strangles her, thereupon taking a bus to a village where he tries to find an old girlfriend.
As the New York Times puts it – ““The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” is a carefully composed, unhysterical record of one man’s coming apart”
In German with English subtitles
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