Monday, February 25, 2013

An Outtake From “Stroszek”

An outtake from Werner Herzog’s rather peculiar 1977 film, “Stroszek”.

Although “Stroszek” is a German-language film intended for the Central European market, much of “Stroszek” is set—and was actually filmed—in Wisconsin.

“Stroszek” was not a box-office success, as may be discerned merely by sitting through the thing. All through “Stroszek”, I asked myself, over and over, “How could a major artist have gone so wrong?”

Herzog’s portrait of late-1970s America is practically unrecognizable to Americans; the film has “Post-War Germany” written all over it.

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