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Signs Of Life (Lebenszeichen) (1968)

Signs Of Life
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7.4 IMDB rating
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Peter Brogle Peter Brogle
Stroszek
Athina Zacharopoulou Athina Zacharopoulou
Nora
Wolfgang Stumpf Wolfgang Stumpf
Captain
Henry van Lyck Henry van Lyck
Lieutenant
Florian Fricke Florian Fricke
Pianist


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


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1 year, 12 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)
Release date: 1 December 1981
UPC: 717119221546
Tags: Drama (2), World War II (2), 1968 (1), Madness (1), Powder Magazine (1), Ambiguous Ending (1), Crete (1), Greece (1), Symbolism (1), Cockroach (1), Dead Animal (1), Donkey (1), Classic (1), Island (1), Mental Illness (1), Mental Breakdown (1), Nazi (1)
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