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Why does Herr S. Run Amok?

Signs of Life (Herzog, 1968)

Herzog's first feature is an interesting look at his themes in their infancy. Stroszek is a Herzogian hero, driven mad by life, but seems incomplete compared to an Aguirre or a Treadwell. The film is visual sumptuous, though. The scenery is a character in the film, representative of the world crashing in on man. The acting is all solid, and if puts you off kilter in a very subtle way. The film is definitely experiential, and it depends on your identification with Stroszek.

Overall, an interesting first feature and one that completely shows Herzog's future promise.

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