"We've got a truck on fire, can't find the switch to turn the ski lift off, and can't stop the dancing chicken. Send an electrician." With its iconic closing line, Stroszek is unquestionably one of the oddest films ever made. We watch with fascination as the narrative and characters develop through a relentless adventure. Bruno S. is released from prison in Berlin and dreams of the promised land of America. He aligns himself with a like-minded prostitute and an elderly man, but on arrival in Wisconsin the three misfits find that they're just as trapped in Dairy Country as they'd been in Germany.
Edited by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus (1936), who worked with Herzog on more than 20 films, as well as collaborating regularly with Alexander Kluge.
- Country Germany
- Year 1977
- Format 35 mm
- Running time 116 min
- Image Colour
- Language German, English
- Subtitles Catalan
- Production company Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, ZDF
- Producer Werner Herzog
- Screenplay Werner Herzog
- Photography Thomas Mauch
- Editor Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
- Music Chet Atkins, Sonny Terry
- Actors Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Hamburg