After letting in an easy goal, the experienced German goalkeeper, Josef Bloch, believing it is offside, engages in a loud and fierce argument with the referee. Moments later, Josef is sent off, then, packs his things in a small bag, and catches the first tram into Vienna, to wander aimlessly from his cheap hotel to the local cinema. Before long, Gloria, the movie theatre’s polite cashier, catches Josef’s eye. She seems willing to hear him; however, can she provide a cathartic means of escape?
Director: Wim Wenders. AKA The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
Writers: Peter Handke (novel), Peter Handke (dialogue co-writer), Wim Wenders,
Stars: Arthur Brauss, Kai Fischer, Erika Pluhar, Libgart Schwarz, Marie Bardischewski, Michael Toost, Bert Fortell, Edda Köchl, Mario Kranz, Ernst Meister, Rosl Dorena, Rudi Schippel, Monika Poeschl, Sybille Danzer, Rüdiger Vogler, Karl Krittl, Maria Engelstorfer, Otto Hoch-Fischer.
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