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The Goalkeepers Fear of the Penalty

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Language  German
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Wim Wenders
Country  West Germany Austria
The Goalkeepers Fear of the Penalty movie poster
Release date  19 February 1972 (1972-02-19)
Based on  The Goalies Anxiety at the Penalty Kick  by Peter Handke
Writer  Peter Handke (novel), Peter Handke (screenplay), Wim Wenders

The goalkeeper s fear of the penalty


The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty (German: Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter) is a 1972 German-language drama film directed by Wim Wenders. It is also known as The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick. It was adapted from the novel with the same title by Peter Handke.

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The goalkeeper s fear of the penalty


Plot

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A goalkeeper is sent off during a game for dissent. He spends the night with a cinema cashier, whom he afterwards kills. Although a type of detective film, it is more slow moving and contemplative than other films of the genre. It explores the monotony of the murderer's existence and, like many of Wenders' films, the overwhelming cultural influence of America in post-war West Germany.

Origin of the title

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Late in the movie, the goalkeeper and a traveling salesman attend a football game, and witness a penalty kick. The goalkeeper describes what it is like to face a penalty: should he dive to one side, and if he does will the kicker aim for the other? It is a psychological confrontation in which each tries to outfox the other. In parallel with this, the goalkeeper, rather than go on the run, has returned to his home town and is living in plain sight. He doesn't know if the police are looking for him in particular, and the police are not necessarily looking for someone who isn't trying to hide.


The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty The Goalies Anxiety at the Penalty Kick Wim Wenders Stiftung

The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty The Goalkeepers Fear Hanway Films
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The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Wim Wenders Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter AKA The
The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Wim Wenders Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter AKA The

References

The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Wikipedia
The Goalkeepers Fear of the Penalty IMDb The Goalkeepers Fear of the Penalty themoviedb.org


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