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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)

Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (original title)
A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Brauss ...
Bloch
...
Hertha
Erika Pluhar ...
Gloria
Libgart Schwarz ...
Anna
Marie Bardischewski ...
Maria
Michael Toost ...
Vertreter
Bert Fortell ...
Zollbeamter
Edda Köchl ...
Mädchen
Mario Kranz ...
Schuldiener
Ernst Meister ...
Steuerbeamter
...
Frau im Bus
Rudi Schippel ...
Portier
Monika Poeschl ...
1. Frisöse (as Monika Pöschl)
Sybille Danzer ...
2. Frisöse
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Idiot
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A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.

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13 January 1977 (USA)  »

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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick  »

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DEM 620,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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The music works wonderfully.
25 June 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a detective film, but it's not really a film noir or cop drama like we're used to in the U.S. However, there are lots of references to America's overwhelming cultural presence throughout.

For me, Jurgen Knieper's score serves the story well; the tune still comes back to me all these years later.

It's a simple monotonous tune, the main parts being just two notes that the small chamber group works back and forth. It may not sound like much, but in reality it becomes mesmerizing, almost like a 2nd main character, and something that won't release you, like fate.

The film, of course, is genius.

The understated music matches the film's lack of much excitement or development.

The visuals and music work to produce a profoundly unsettling look at the monotonous life of the murderer.


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