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Signs Of Life (Lebenszeichen)

Signs Of Life
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Peter Brogle Peter Brogle
Athina Zacharopoulou Athina Zacharopoulou
Wolfgang Stumpf Wolfgang Stumpf
Henry van Lyck Henry van Lyck
Florian Fricke Florian Fricke

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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
Achim von Arnim Achim von Arnim
inspired by the short story 'Der tolle Invalide au


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2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 23 16:19
Herzog's opera prima: a necessity to film outside Germany, even it has all its filosofical questions. Stroscek is surpassed by his madness, he builds stories, fire, light in a very quiet island.
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Description: On Crete, a wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet city of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying fortress, they guard a munitions depot. There's little to do: Becker, a classicist, translates inscriptions on ancient tablets found in the fortress, Meinhart devises traps for cockroaches, Nora helps Stroszek make fireworks using gunpowder from grenades in the depot. Slowly, in the heat and torpor, Stroszek goes mad, drives the others from the fortress, and threatens the city with blowing up the depot. With care, the German command m ... (more)
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Tags: Drama (2), World War II (2), Cockroach (1), Dead Animal (1), Donkey (1), Classic (1), Island (1), Mental Illness (1), Mental Breakdown (1), Nazi (1), 1968 (1), Madness (1), Powder Magazine (1), Ambiguous Ending (1), Crete (1), Greece (1), Symbolism (1)
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