THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK | Dir. Wim Wenders | 1972 | 100 min | R
Presented in German with English subtitles.
Wim Wenders's first mature film (1972), based on Peter Handke's novel about a soccer player who kills a young woman for no good reason and wanders off into the German provinces, less to escape the police than to find himself. Wenders's refusal to allow any psychological insight renders the film intriguingly obscure; it's all on the surface, yet the surface remains unruffled. - Chicago Reader
1972 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL - WINNER (FIPRESCI Prize)
The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is the first work of focus in our MASTERS: WIM WENDERS series.