History Film / Stroszek

11th Oct '14 3:24:30 PM gallium
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* TheRez: The ending takes place on a reservation.
25th Feb '14 8:10:15 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks: Actually, [[PunchclockVillain ordinary bank workers]] [[JustFollowingOrders just doing their jobs.]]



* AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks: Actually, [[PunchclockVillain ordinary bank workers]] [[JustFollowingOrders just doing their jobs.]]



* TypeCasting: Just like in Herzog's ''Theatre/{{Woyzeck}}'', Eva Mattes plays a woman who temporarily has a crazy husband.


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* TypeCasting: Just like in Herzog's ''Theatre/{{Woyzeck}}'', Eva Mattes plays a woman who temporarily has a crazy husband.
27th Oct '12 5:49:20 PM Aiguille
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* TheAlcoholic: Bruno's alcoholism is the source of many of his problems.



* BottleFairy: Bruno's alcoholism is the source of many of his problems.
5th May '12 1:15:42 AM LordGro
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WernerHerzog film about street musician Bruno Stroszek and his friends. Bruno, [[CoolOldGuy Scheitz]] and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Eva]] are down on their luck. They move to Wisconsin to escape Eva's abusive pimps. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately]], they aren't quite able to make it in America.

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WernerHerzog Creator/WernerHerzog film about street musician Bruno Stroszek and his friends. Bruno, [[CoolOldGuy Scheitz]] and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Eva]] are down on their luck. They move to Wisconsin to escape Eva's abusive pimps. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately]], they aren't quite able to make it in America.
19th Jan '12 10:03:34 AM LordGro
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** The film's ending appears in ''24 Hour Party People''. Legend has it that Ian Curtis of JoyDivision hanged himself after watching the film on TV. [[AuthorExistenceFailure Obviously we cannot find out whether this is true]].
19th Jan '12 9:52:59 AM LordGro
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Eva a terrible person for running up the bills and simply leaving? Or is living in the middle of nowhere with two obviously crazy men just unbearable?



* {{Complete Monster}}s: The first thing we see Eva's pimps do is fleece a man out of $10,000 and beat her. They don't get any nicer.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Several. Particularly when a doctor comforts a crying premature baby he was using as an example of the things he couldn't control.



* TheWoobie: Bruno and Eva both.
19th Jan '12 9:50:58 AM LordGro
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WernerHerzog film about street musician Bruno Stroszek and his friends. Bruno, [[CoolOldGuy Scheitz]] and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Eva]] are down on their luck. They move to Wisconsin to escape Eva's abusive pimps. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately]], they aren't quite able to make it in America.
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!! ''Stroszek'' has examples of:
* AmateurCast
* AuthorAppeal: Inverted. The ending makes a little bit more sense if you know that director Werner Herzog has a crippling fear of chickens.
* AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks: Actually, [[PunchclockVillain ordinary bank workers]] [[JustFollowingOrders just doing their jobs.]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Eva a terrible person for running up the bills and simply leaving? Or is living in the middle of nowhere with two obviously crazy men just unbearable?
* BottleFairy: Bruno's alcoholism is the source of many of his problems.
* CloudCuckooLander: Scheitz and Bruno. But especially Scheitz.
* {{Complete Monster}}s: The first thing we see Eva's pimps do is fleece a man out of $10,000 and beat her. They don't get any nicer.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Several. Particularly when a doctor comforts a crying premature baby he was using as an example of the things he couldn't control.
* TheDanza: Bruno Schleinstein as Bruno Stroszek, Eva Mattes as Eva.
* EagleLand: Ultimately averted. The Power Trio's relationships with America as a place and Americans as a people are complicated.
* ForegoneConclusion: Turns out Wisconsin sucks.
* GainaxEnding: After being a slow drama for an entire film, the ending centers on a chicken dancing to Sonny Terry.
** The film's ending appears in ''24 Hour Party People''. Legend has it that Ian Curtis of JoyDivision hanged himself after watching the film on TV. [[AuthorExistenceFailure Obviously we cannot find out whether this is true]].
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Eva.
* LyricalDissonance: The playful melody of the song Bruno sings is at odds with the often downbeat lyrics.
* NostalgicMusicbox: An actual one, and the sounds of them.
* NonActorVehicle: There are few professional actors in the movie.
* PowerTrio: Superego: Scheitz, Ego: Bruno, Id: Eva.
* RegionalRiff: Chet Atkins starts playing as the Power Trio gets used to America.
* RummageSaleReject: Bruno, probably literally.
* TypeCasting: Just like in Herzog's ''Theatre/{{Woyzeck}}'', Eva Mattes plays a woman who temporarily has a crazy husband.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Not so bad as some films, but it isn't accidental that the alcoholic Bruno sings a song about a woman who is exploited by an alcoholic.
* TalentDouble: Averted since Bruno was an accomplished street musician by the time.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Bruno.
* TheWoobie: Bruno and Eva both.
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