The Dancing Chicken: Metaphor for Man

Stroszek” is a great find from the venerable Ebert. An amazing movie…Three oddballs from Germany (a mentally defective musician, a prostitute, and a tiny old man) leave the oppressive pimps of Berlin for…Wisconsin and its wilds. From moment to moment, I couldn’t predict what would happen next. There is a hilarious robbery of a barber shop next to a bank (the bank was closed and the culprits believe even barbers are part of the grand financial conspiracy that is America). They then buy a…a frozen turkey. Then, the unforgettable line at the end from the police: “We’ve got a truck on fire, can’t find the switch to turn the ski lift off, and can’t stop the dancing chicken. Send an electrician.” Of course, we are all that dancing chicken.

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