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Director:
Writers:
Werner Herzog (writer)
Achim von Arnim (story)
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Release Date:
December 1981 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
On Crete, a wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet city of Kos with his wife Nora... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Herzog's Speeds: Slow, Slower, Slowest See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Peter Brogle ... Stroszek
Wolfgang Reichmann ... Meinhard
Athina Zacharopoulou ... Nora
Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg ... Becker
Wolfgang Stumpf ... Captain
Henry van Lyck ... Lieutenant
Julio Pinheiro ... Gypsy
Florian Fricke ... Pianist
Heinz Usener ... Doctor
Achmed Hafiz ... Greek resident
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jannakis Frasakis
Eleni Katerinaki

Werner Herzog ... Soldat (uncredited)

Directed by
Werner Herzog 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Werner Herzog  writer
Achim von Arnim  story

Produced by
Werner Herzog .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stavros Xarhakos 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Mauch 
 
Film Editing by
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus 
 
Production Management
Nicholas Triandafyllidis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martje Grohmann .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Herbert Prasch .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dietrich Lohmann .... assistant camera
Bettina von Waldthausen .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Maximiliane Mainka .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ina Fritsche .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"Lebenszeichen" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:91 min
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The screenplay is based on a story by (Ludwig) Achim von Arnim, which he wrote in 1818 and is called "Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau" (The Mad Invalid at Fort Rattoneau). Until 1997 it was the only story written by Arnim that was previously translated into English.See more »
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Young Child:Now that I can talk, what shall I say?See more »
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9 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Herzog's Speeds: Slow, Slower, Slowest, 6 February 2000

I admire this film very much - however, I don't much like it. Herzog attempts to cause the audience to relate to the boredom suffered by three pathetic german troops stranded on the Greek island of Kos during WWII. Herzog succeeds too well. I was able to relate far too well to the main character slipping into madness from boredom. A beautiful, but utterly boring film. What more is there to say?

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