* 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?
* TheDanza: Bruno Schleinstein as Bruno Stroszek, Eva Mattes as Eva.
* NeverLiveItDown: The film is notorious for being the last thing [[Music/JoyDivision Ian Curtis]] watched on the night of his suicide.
* TypeCasting: Just like in Herzog's ''Theatre/{{Woyzeck}}'', Eva Mattes plays a woman who temporarily has a crazy husband.
* TheWoobie: Bruno and Eva both.
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