The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Loneliness and despair. Redemption and hope.

Varied emotional states, they all come together in this early film from director Wim Wenders.

The German filmmaker has given us gems like Wings of Desire, Buena Vista Social Club, and Paris, Texas, but this melancholy tale of unexpected murder and depression remains one of his best.

It follows a soccer netminder who, after an argument on the field, is ejected, and then, dejected, goes on a walkabout.

Out of the stadium and onto the road he heads, in search of meaning and escape.

But can he escape his own twisted nature?

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