Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck. After they are harried and beaten by the thugs who have been Eva's pimps, they join Bruno's neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin. In that winter bound, barren prairie, Bruno works as a mechanic, Eva as a waitress. They buy a trailer. Then, bills mount, the bank threatens to repossess the trailer, Eva wants privacy, and inexorably, the promise of a new life deserts Bruno.
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Bruno's coffee cup on the piano disappears. See more
Well, what have you got in mind?
Oh, I thought maybe we could go out and have a drink and dance a little bit and have some fun and then come back down to the tractor and talk on the CB radio and listen to some music and whatever.
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more