Palermo or Wolfsburg

The story of a Sicilian boy from Palermo who arrives as a guest-worker at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. He meets a pretty German girl, settles a debt of honour by murder, and as a final surprise becomes a Christ-like martyr at his trial. Operatic and naturalistic in turn, Schroeter's tale of helplessness and outrage seems too convinced of its own importance to really work; and after nearly three hours, that matters. DMacp.

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Cast and crew

Werner Schroeter
Werner Schroeter, Giuseppe Fava
Nicola Zarbo
Calogero Arancio
Padre Pace
Cavaliere Comparato
Brigitte Tilg
Gisela Hahn