Werner Herzog’s odd folk tale chronicles the strange but true story of a blacksmith from the shtetl who, dressed as the Uber-German Siegfried, wowed the mostly Nazi crowds as a variety-show strongman in early-1930s Berlin before shocking them by revealing his Jewish identity. As the simple-souled muscleman, Ahola, a nonactor with an unfortunately Schwarzenegger-like bent, radiates earnestness as he vows to warn his people of the gathering storm, while Roth, as a diabolical impresario with his own secret, tries his mustache-twirling best to steal the show.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Udo Kier, Max Raabe, Jacob Wein; Director: Werner Herzog; Author: E. Max Frye, Werner Herzog; Release Date Limited: 09/20/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 135; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Fine Line Features
Posted June 6 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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