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      The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

      Released Feb 19, 1972 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews 58% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A soccer player moves into a hotel, sleeps with a cashier and impulsively strangles her. Read More Read Less

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      william k Sparse, unsettling crime melodrama portrays an alienated, unpleasant protagonist in realistic German urban and rural settings without trying to explain his irrational actions; nevertheless, a classic of the New German Cinema era. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I only wish it had more actual soccer in it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Peter Bradshaw Guardian Wenders is not just playing on the romance of America, but also its dark side. Bloch's America is the America of Jim Thompson. This is America as a lawless and cruel place of violence. Rated: 5/5 Jul 13, 2018 Full Review Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film This is toxic masculinity masquerading as boredom, with Wenders' refusal to give it emotional adornment only adding to the sense of existential strangeness of the whole affair. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 4, 2018 Full Review Enid Spitz Willamette Week The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is artistic and pensive, and requires a lot of patience. But it also gut-punches you with all the tenderness of a streamliner. Rated: A Mar 3, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A soccer player moves into a hotel, sleeps with a cashier and impulsively strangles her.
      Director
      Wim Wenders
      Screenwriter
      Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 19, 1972, Original
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm