After a sent off, goalkeeper Josef Bloch wanders aimlessly through an unknown town, meets strangers and eventually commits a crime. Adapted from the novel with the same title by Peter Handke, Wim Wender's debut feature encapsulates the precision of Handke's original text and rightly deserves the label ‘milestone of young German cinema’.
Austria/Germany, 1972, 101 min, German with English subtitles, directed by Wim Wenders
Jelinek - Handke and The Silver Screen:
The Piano Teacher: CineClub
Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 7pm, ACF London