• © Werner Herzog Film / Deutsche Kinemathek
  • © Werner Herzog Film / Deutsche Kinemathek
  • © Werner Herzog Film / Deutsche Kinemathek



Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg,

Stroszek is to Herzog what Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is to Rainer Werner Fassbinder: his most accessible and audience-oriented film to date. Herzog subtitled his film “A Ballad”; in it he tells a lyrical, melancholy, bitterly funny tale of three oddly assorted Berlin misfits who follow the American Dream to Railroad Flats, Wisconsin, a godforsaken truck stop where they find a bleak El Dorado of TV football, CB radio, and mobile homesteading. The title role is played by Bruno S., the Berlin busker and former mental institution inmate whom Herzog previously cast to play Kaspar Hauser.

  • Werner Herzog
  • Thomas Mauch
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 108 mins
  • American Genre Film Archive

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