Overview

The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a 1972 German language drama film directed by Wim Wenders. It was adapted from a novella by Wenders' long-time collaborator Peter Handke. A goalkeeper is sent off during a game for committing a foul. He spends the night with a cinema cashier, whom he afterwards kills. Although a type of detective film, it is more slow moving and contemplative than other films of the genre. It explores the monotony of the murderer's existence and, like many of Wenders' films, the overwhelming cultural influence of America in post-war West Germany.

  1. Wim Wenders

    Director, Writer

  2. Peter Handke

    Screenplay

Facts

Original Title Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 19, 1972
    12
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Children 12 or older admitted, children between 6 and 11 only when accompanied by parent or a legal guardian.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $410,000.00

Revenue $100.00

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